• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

As a politics student, you'll look at the work of governments and their policies and study the behaviour of those who govern - and who they are governing - both at home and abroad. You'll also gain knowledge of domestic and international institutions and issues relating to conflict and cooperation.

Politics and International Relations and Education graduates from the University of Strathclyde can go on to work in a number of areas, with many pursuing academic research careers in the UK, Europe and North America.

Education is essential if you wish to study initial teacher education courses. We offer you the chance to develop knowledge of the education systems of Scotland and beyond, looking at issues including policy, social justice, equity and inclusion.

Combining education with other subjects provides opportunities for those who wish to work in professions associated with education, but who don't wish necessarily to become teachers. Please note that this course doesn't allow you to qualify as a teacher, though joint honours Education graduates will be able to explore postgraduate routes into teaching careers (via the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education).

Our BA degrees in Humanities & Social Sciences are initially broad-based. In Year 1, you'll study three subjects, including your chosen subject(s).

Careers

Politics

Politics graduates are employed in the media, management, teaching, sales and advertising, local government, further and higher education and social work. 

Education

Many of our education graduates earn employment in associated areas, such as law, psychology, the Civil Service and journalism. A joint Honours degree in Education and another subject enables graduates to apply for the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education, in either primary or secondary education.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Concepts
  • Understanding Education in the 21st Century
  • Placement and Curriculum
  • International Relations and Global Politics
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Comparative Politics
  • Informal Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    73

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General Requirements

HighersStandard entry requirements

  • 1st sitting: AAAA (Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent)
  • 2nd sitting: AAAABB (Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent)
A LevelsYear 1 entry
  • Typical entry requirement: ABB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
  • Minimum entry requirement: BBB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
Year 2
  • Typical entry requirement: AAA (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
  • Minimum entry requirement: ABB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Rest of UK: £9,250 per year.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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