BSc Politics and International Relations with Study Abroad (L201)

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UCAS code L201
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 116 overall for all Single Honours courses

About BSc Politics and International Relations with Study Abroad

Bristol has an impressive reputation for teaching and research in Politics and International Relations. This degree offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges. You will study the politics of individual countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. 

This course follows the same structure as BSc Politics and International Relations but with an additional year spent abroad.

The year abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience and study a different society and culture. For further details on year abroad opportunities, please see Global Opportunities.

More about Politics and International Relations

Find out more about studying Politics and International Relations at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year:

  • Political Concepts
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Comparative Government and Politics: An introduction
  • Approaches to the study of Politicial Science
  • Students may take both of the following units:
    • Issues in World Politics
    • International Political Economy
  • or two equivalent open units from another subject area, usually from within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Second year:

Six second-year units from a range of politics options, including at least one unit from each of the following three streams:

    • Political Theory
    • International Relations
    • Comparative and National Politics

Third Year:

Year abroad; you will take politics units chosen from those offered at the partner institution where you are studying

Fourth year:

Politics Dissertation

A free choice of four third-year Politics units from a range of options

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Politics and International Relations with Study Abroad

Typical offer for BSc Politics and International Relations with Study Abroad - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including an essay-based subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in an essay-based subject at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including an essay-based subject
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject, such as Health and Social Sciences or Public Services
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including an essay-based subject
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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