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Politics and International Relations and Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This combined degree in Politics and International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London gives you the opportunity to combine your studies of Politics (75% of the course) with Philosophy (25%). This will deepen your understanding of politics as well as introduce you to key elements of philosophy such as ancient philosophy and reason, argument and persuasion.
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Overview

Politics at Royal Holloway invites you to explore the ideas and ideologies, as well as the processes, institutions and issues that are fundamental to understanding the politics of our times. 

You will gain a solid foundation in politics and political theory and as you progress, the flexible nature of the course allows you to specialise in fields such as European integration, democratic theory, British and American politics, political communication and young people’s politics. You will develop your understanding of power relations at all levels of social life and gain insight into the role of identity, ideology, interests and institutions in shaping the modern world.

Career opportunities

By choosing to study Politics and International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London you will develop a broad range of highly prized transferable skills, such as:

  • the ability to communicate views and present arguments clearly and coherently
  • the ability to critically digest, analyse and summarise complex ideas
  • time management and the discipline to meet deadlines
  • organisation and research skills
  • problem-solving skills and capability

You will leave us with skills and knowledge that will not only make you attractive to employers in a broad spectrum of careers, but will prepare you for further advanced study and research. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Classic and Contemporary Readings in Politics and International Relations
  •  Epistemology and Metaphysics
  • Introduction to Modern Philosophy
  •  Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
  •  International Relations Theory
  •  Contemporary Political Theory
  •  Introduction to European Philosophy: Kant to Hegel
  •  Mind and World

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • A Levels: AAB-ABB
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall. Writing 7.0. No other subscore lower than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • We award our scholarships competitively, usually based on your academic achievements, as well as your scholarship statement.
  •  Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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