University of Hertfordshire

Politics and International Relations University of Hertfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why does contemporary politics seem so focused on security? How can we explain the outcome of the Brexit referendum – and how will it affect the UK? When does the transition from war to peace fail, and how can we make it work? Why do gender stereotypes and racial discrimination still shape our society? What makes an issue ‘political’ – and what is excluded because it does not fit this definition?

Our BA Programme in Politics & International Relations enables you to understand the central challenges that national and international politics faces in the 21st century. You will gain an independent, critical and nuanced insight to global issues beyond simplifying news stories and one-sided political narratives. Combining this contemporary focus with a thorough training in all major areas of political science, the course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to question, analyse and discuss both what does occur in politics, and what should occur in politics. This ability to break down, examine and problematize phenomena on an abstract level to find alternatives and possible solutions prepares you for a wide range of careers in political advocacy, media or marketing.

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

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Course code L290
Institution code H36
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above.

This entry criteria is for 2018 entry, 2019 criteria will be added once confirmed.
A level Minimum of 2 A levels.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,950 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Hertfordshire
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Hatfield
AL10 9AB


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01707 284800