Politics is about power, people, institutions and the nature of the just society. It is a dynamic subject area, rapidly and constantly evolving and affecting the lives of everyone.
You will receive an in-depth understanding of political theory, public policy and politics both within and among nations. Drawing on the expertise of leading academics and researchers in their field, you will explore the origins and present-day contexts of power and international conflicts, understand the processes of governance and consider the morality of political action, the boundaries of freedom and the limits of justice.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB - AAA||Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB - AAAAA||These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one set of exams and by end of S5. Required subjects: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5: English at grade C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||43 - 34 points||Award of Diploma with 43 points (grades 776 at HL) - 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at grade 5.|
Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB||Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at grade 5.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.