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Swansea University

UCAS Code: LN3A | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

A,B,B

At Swansea University, applicants predicted grade B or above in EPQ will receive an offer with a one-grade reduction. e.g., an offer of AAB would become ABB plus EPQ B. We encourage applicants to describe EPQ research within the UCAS personal statement, particularly when relevant to their intended course and/or career.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-33

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

Swansea University recognises the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate as equivalent to one full A-Level.

About this course

Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2024

Subjects

Leadership

Politics

Develop the skills, knowledge and intellectual tools to be able to initiate change and make a difference in the world around you with the BSc Leadership for Global Challenges at Swansea University.

On this degree, you will examine societal problems and challenges that transcend state borders, acquiring the skills necessary to develop and champion innovative and sustainable solutions that have the potential to improve people’s lives.

The programme is designed to develop the next generation of leaders, and is structured around a global challenges theme that explores vital issues such as climate change, sustainable development, migration, terrorism, inequality and poverty, and how they affect the world in which we live.

The degree will provide you with knowledge in a combination of disciplines; politics, philosophy, development studies, public policy, law, management and media, which are woven together to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of key global issues, of decision-making processes and the methods to investigate and advocate potential solutions for change.

The programme is offered within the School of Social Sciences but has been specifically designed to take advantage of the portfolio of modules and expertise offered across the entire Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with teaching being delivered on both Singleton Park and Bay Campuses. It is therefore unique in offering students a truly inter-disciplinary and integrated approach to the challenges faced by modern day society in a leadership context.

In parallel with your academic development, the degree will also develop your personal and professional skills. With a focus on honing your leadership and entrepreneurial skills, you will be empowered to make a difference in your chosen career.

You will spend a year abroad between your second and final year, broadening your skills and experience. Our partner institutions span the globe, with opportunities varying each year. If you wish to receive more information, please get in touch with us on: [email protected]

Modules

Your first year of study is made up of compulsory modules covering a range of themes.

Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled.

Examples of compulsory modules may include:
• Introduction to Global Politics and Challenges
• Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice
• Disinformation, Ideology and Bias: Researching and examining political data

In your second year you will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, from an expansive range of subject areas.

Examples of optional modules may include:
• Moralities of War and Peace
• Poverty and Social Justice
• Social Media Cultures
• International Security

Your third year will then be spent studying abroad.

Your fourth and final year will include a compulsory research project.

For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at: www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/social-sciences/politics-philosophy-international-relations/bsc-leadership-global-challenges

Assessment methods

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include:

• Presentations
• Simulated negotiations
• Mock press releases

Throughout your undergraduate Leadership for Global Challenges degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.

For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/social-sciences/politics-philosophy-international-relations/bsc-leadership-global-challenges/

The Uni

Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Political and Cultural Studies

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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.

77%
Leadership
65%
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.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

77%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Politics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
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

59%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Management studies

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
98%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Business, research and administrative professionals
25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Politics

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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Other administrative occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Management studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

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£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Politics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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