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Politics

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two principal subjects.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

An overall score of 28 - 31 points.

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

104 - 120 tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-120

The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Politics

**On this dynamic course, you’ll explore the meaning and experiences of justice, conflict (in) equality and citizenship in the context of pressing global issues. Optional units allow you to shape your learning around your political passions and career goals**

**Why study BA (Hons) Politics at BU?**
- Expand your knowledge and attend conferences and speaker seminars, as well as field trips to places such as Westminster, local government and charities

- Learn from leading researchers in the fields of politics and political communication

- Get hands-on experience of elections as political pundits, expert guests or fact-checkers in staff-student run projects and talk shows, such as the UK General Elections

- Study alongside students from around the world at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global change. Attend expert-led lectures, cultural tours and workshops

- Network with industry professionals and add valuable experience to your CV in a 4-week or 30-week placement

- Take initiative, lead and organise the student-run BU Politics Society's regular events, film screenings and debates.

Modules

History of Political Thought | Critical Debates in Contemporary Politics | Political Sociology | Global Governance and International Relations | Researching Politics | Public Opinion & Persuasion | Digital Politics | Political Psychology | Political Journalism | Civil Society and Social Movements | Political Marketing and Campaigning

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Humanities and Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Politics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Welfare professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

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