Nottingham Trent University

Politics and International Relations Nottingham Trent University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This innovative degree will allow you to develop a greater awareness of the international processes and political ideas that shape our lives. You’ll examine the complex political, social and economic systems that structure the contemporary world and analyse the interconnected nature of local, national and global events. You may also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your studies.

100% of our BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations students are in employment or further study within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17)

Course details


The key topic areas covered by this course include: Foundations and Challenges to International Relations, International Relations and Global History, Political Ideologies in Conflict, Media Power and Politics, Politics and International Relations: Theory and Practice, Global Political Marketing and Understanding Foreign Policy. You may have the opportunity to take advantage of the University's Language Programme by taking an optional foreign language module in Year Two and Three. 96% of our BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations students are satisfied with the course overall (National Student Survey 2018).

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L240
Institution code N91
Campus name City Campus
Campus code 1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC 104 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent
GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,900 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

Provider information

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Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street

Clearing contact details

Clearing Team

0115 8486000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Our Clearing Hotline is opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 0900-1700; Friday 0900-1600 From August 15th-18th we have extended opening hours: Thursday 15 August - 0700 - 2000; Friday 16 August - 0700 - 1600; Saturday 17 August - 0900 - 1700; Sunday 18 August - 0900 - 1400;

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