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(Hons) Liberal Studies (Political Science), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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This programme is modelled on the traditional US liberal arts degree. You will major in one subject area, but will also have the opportunity to study a variety of other topics. This flexible structure gives you the freedom to tailor your education to reflect both your personal and professional interests.

About

The specialist knowledge and broad-ranging skills you will develop on this programme will prepare you for a career in almost any professional environment.

The types of skills you will gain include:

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Social responsibility

The BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (Political Science) programme provides an introduction to the political institutions and cultures of many different countries. You will examine how societies across the world operate and distribute power and resources, and gain a deeper understand of the complexities of global politics. As well as learning political theory, you will have opportunities to participate in the Model United Nations and attend conferences.

You will also take a selection of elective modules across the Liberal Studies curriculum ranging from art history to international relations, psychology to theatre studies. These modules enable you to diversify your education and develop the broad-based skills valuable to any profession.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theory and Practice in Political Science
  • Introduction to Political Ideologies
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Society and Mass Violence
  • Energy, Security and Economics
  • The Politics of Gender
  • Research Methods for Political Science
  • NGOs and Civil Society
  • Crime and Society
  • Global Human Trafficking
  • British Politics

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    80

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    6.5

                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    58

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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: 2.8

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  • A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. 
                  • Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding A levels at grades BCC.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    17500 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 17500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                  • EU/EEA

                    17500 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 17500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Living costs for London

                  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                  Funding

                  Undergraduate Scholarships
                  Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.
                  Bursaries
                  As part of our public benefit commitment, we want to ensure that no student is deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.
                  US Financial Aid
                  Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.
                  Future Finance loans
                  Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London
                  Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England
                  Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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