BSocSc Politics and International Relations / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- BSocSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 points overall with 6,6,5 at Higher Level and no lower than 5 in any subject
- Number of places/applicants
In 2014 there were 707 applications for 100 places for this degree.
- How to apply
- Do you want the opportunity to study a wide range of political topics?
- Are you interested in comparative and international politics and political theory?
- Would you like to develop research skills designed to understand and explain issues including conflict, justice, freedom, power and equality?
- Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?
- Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme .
The BSocSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations degree is our single honours course for Politics specialists.
Politics at Manchester is structured around three core themes: Comparative Politics, International Politics and Political Theory. This structure extends across everything we do, from undergraduate teaching to top-level research.
In your first two years studying Politics and International Relations you will take courses from across these three core areas as well as being able to choose options from other disciplines within the Social Sciences such as Economics or Sociology or in other areas such as History, Philosophy or languages.
By your final year you will have acquired an advanced understanding of Politics which will have prepared you to study a selection of our specialised year three options which reflect the research expertise of our staff.
Our significant size allows us to support internationally recognised research across a broad range of areas within and across these themes, including several large and distinctive specialist research clusters .
This also contributes to the quality of our teaching at undergraduate level; we offer you a wide range of course units that builds directly on our research expertise.
We will help you to develop solid intellectual foundations within the discipline, while also giving you increasing choice and diversity of subjects and approaches as you progress through your second and third years.
- Find out more and register for an Open Day
If you are made an offer we will email you an invitation to visit us late January, February or early March. These afternoons are organised by the School of Social Sciences and include a tour, a talk, refreshments and a chance to talk to students, lecturers and recruitment staff.
If you are visiting Manchester and would like to visit our admissions office please make an appointment in advance. (Call +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
- Academic department
- School of Social Sciences
- Contact name
- Social Sciences Undergraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)161 275 1473
- +44 (0)161 275 4751
- Academic department overview
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