Royal Holloway, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our Department of Politics and International Relations and School of Law have excellent reputations for high quality research and teaching, and for engagement in policy and practice, through active involvement with government bodies and voluntary statutory agencies.
Studying our BA Politics and Law degree, you will gain a solid foundation in politics and law at all levels and in all forms.
In your first year on the course, you will study Introduction to politics and government and Introductions to international relations. As you progress, the flexible nature of this course allows you to specialise in those aspects of domestic and international politics that most interest you, for example, the recent global economic crisis, changes in the European Union, human migration and the threats posed by terrorists and new communications technologies.
Law modules include the English Legal System, Methods and Legal Practice (Legal Skills), Public Law, Public International Law, International Human Rights, Jurisprudence and Law of the European Union.
Together, we offer you high quality teaching in relatively small departments with focus on considerable individual attention.
On graduating, you will have gained a wide variety of transferable skills, which will allow you to progress to a range of successful careers internationally, in and out of political and law-related fields, as well as to further study.
Please refer to our website for information on assessment.
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
How 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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB - ABB||
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||In Business or Public Services with Distinction in specified Law units.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
Pass in Applied Law with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit. Other Access to HE Diplomas are considered on a case by case basis.
Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Grades 6,5,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||In Business or Public Services with Distinction in specified Law units plus A-Level at grade A. Applicants can be taking a BTEC in another relevant subject if taken in combination with A-Level Law.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus A-Level grades AB.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£16,900 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information