UCAS code: LV23
Duration: 4 years
School: Social and Political Science
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
You will take Introduction to Politics & International Relations and Political Thinkers. You will take two core economic and social history courses, and two option courses.
You will take International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond and either Comparative Politics in a Globalised World or Introduction to Political Data Analysis. You will also take a further two economic and social history core courses, and another two option courses.
You will take either a course on Global justice and Citizenship or Approaches to Politics and International Relations.
You will also choose from a wide range of courses in Politics and International Relations, Economic and Social History, and History.
You will choose four courses from the wide range available, and complete an honours dissertation on a topic of your choice.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
The majority of teaching takes place at facilities located within the University's Central Area. You will also have access to the University's library and computer facilities.
There are opportunities to study abroad in Year 3 through the Erasmus programme or the University's international exchange programme.
Courses are taught mainly through a combination of lectures, tutorials and skills hours.
You will be assessed through a diverse set of components, such as essays, exams, policy briefs, group presentations and tutorial participation exercises.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
In recent years, graduates have entered careers in the civil service, foreign affairs or political and parliamentary research.
The programmes will also equip you with some of the transferable skills required for employment in finance and consultancy, the voluntary sector, journalism or teaching.
Some graduates choose to go on to further training in accountancy or law or take postgraduate programmes with a view to pursuing an academic career.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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In Year 3 or 4, if you are taking the Parliamentary Studies course, you will be offered a trip to Westminster. You will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs. In 2016 the average cost for this trip was £100.
For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.