Queen's University Belfast

Politics Queen's University Belfast Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

The academic study of politics is concerned with the sources of conflict, co-operation, power and decision-making within and between societies, how differences are expressed through ideology and organisation, and how, if at all, disagreements and problems are resolved. We look at conflict, co-operation and its origins, dynamics and trajectories, at theories of society, at the value and ethical basis of political ideas and action, and at politics in different national and historical contexts. Politics in deeply-divided societies, the politics and theory of international relations, political ideologies, the politics of self and other in a media culture, gender inequality, political institutions, parties and elections, the politics of sustainable development, energy, climate change, international political economy and finance and the European Union - these are just some of the areas that we cover. With over 30 staff at the cutting edge of research and publication, the School is the largest in Ireland and one of the largest in the UK and Ireland with specialisms in Irish and British politics, political theory, sustainable development, the politics of film and literature, gender, the Middle East, European Union politics, ethnic conflict and international relations.

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.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

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 L200
Institution code Q75
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Successful completion of BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (180 credits) with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade.
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.
Scottish Higher ABBBB Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 33-34 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,275 Year 1
International £16,400 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,275 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2019-20. The tuition fees for 2020-21 are not yet available. Further information is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/

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028 9097 3838

Fax: 028 9097 5151