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.
The Politics and International Relations and Social Policy (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde gives you the opportunity to learn more about the social and economic challenges facing Scottish society and place these in a broader international perspective. It draws on disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, economics, law, psychology, social anthropology and politics.
Politics graduates are employed in the media, management, teaching, sales and advertising, local government, further and higher education and social work.
Knowledge of the political process is also useful in a business career and the degree provides the normal route of entry into business traineeships. Employers are particularly interested in the high-level written and verbal skills of Politics graduates and their ability to research and analyse information.
Courses in Politics are recognised in the training of Modern Studies teachers, and a Politics degree is also particularly appropriate for entry to the civil service.
Students who specialise in research methods acquire social science research skills and expertise in the analysis of data, while the study of institutions is an extremely good background for those entering government service or communications, eg journalism, television and advertising. There is also a tradition of Strathclyde Politics graduates entering academic research centres in the UK, Europe and North America.
The most common employment destinations for social policy graduates include:
- local & national government policy development and research
- regional & urban development
- business administration & management
- third sector/charity research & policy development
- children’s services
- health & social welfare
- protective services
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- Politics: Concepts
- Politics: Government & Governance
- Social Policy & Society in Contemporary Scotland
- Private Issues & Public Problems
- International Relations & Global Politics
- Modern Political Thought
- Comparative Politics
- Scottish Social Policy since 1845
- Key Concepts in Social Welfare
- The Making of Social Policy
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- 36 months
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- Honours: 480 credits
DisciplinesInternational Relations Public Policy Political Science View 203 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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)
- 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)
- Typical entry requirement: AAA (two core subjects required; GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
- Minimum entry requirement: ABB (two core subjects at AB; (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
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International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Rest of UK: £9,250 per year.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.