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University of Wolverhampton

UCAS Code: L291 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

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

DD

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

MMM

T Level

P

Core grade needs to be C.

UCAS Tariff

96

About this course

Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2024

Subjects

International relations

Politics

Politics today is shaped not only by domestic issues, but perhaps more importantly by a range of international and global issues that even the most inward-looking States can’t ignore. From migration, through the trafficking of people and drugs, to international crime and terrorism, and on to the climate crisis, the study of Politics and International Relations takes us to the heart of issues that are reshaping our world. But addressing these issues is not only a task for politicians and States, important as these may be, and so here at Wolverhampton we also explore the many local, regional and international organisations that work together with States to find sustainable solutions to these global issues. Studying Politics and International Relations at Wolverhampton offers you an opportunity not only to engage with a wide range of current concerns facing the international community, but also encourages you to explore how you might make a difference in shaping a response to these issues. To this end, our curriculum not only provides you with conceptual and intellectual tools that will help you to better understand how international relations work, but also provides you with the knowledge and skills required to engage with those organisations and institutions – political and non-political – that work in the field of international problem-solving. In this regard, your Sandwich Placement year will provide you with a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience of working within and for a company or organisation connected with the fields of Politics and International Relations. Although your programme of study will help you to develop and refine key subject-specific skills geared towards academic success your Sandwich Placement will give you first-hand experience of how professional organisations work to achieve their goals. You will not only gain valuable practical experience of working in a professional environment, but will also build valuable contacts while developing an experience-based skillset that future employers will value.

The Uni

Course location:

University of Wolverhampton

Department:

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

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What students say

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Politics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation

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Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£18,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
15%
Welfare professionals
9%
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.

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