Politics and International Relations with Year Abroad (Hons), B.A. | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
48 months
Duration
22380 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Politics and International Relations with Year Abroad (Hons) degree at University of Birmingham combines two major fields offered by POLSIS. It allows students with an interest in how states, cultures, and societies interact internationally to combine this with study of political theory and practice.

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Overview

Throughout this Politics and International Relations with Year Abroad (Hons) degree at University of Birmingham , you will gain the all-round skills needed for a modern working world, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and creativity.

Politics looks at how power is exercised, how political decisions are made, and who makes these decisions. On this programme you will learn about campaigns, elections, protest movements, policy issues and political ideals. You will explore different political arguments, rival theories, and alternative explanations. You will develop your skills in analytical and critical enquiry, debate, independent study and research, and self-motivation.

International Relations looks at how politics, economics and law are interconnected throughout the world. On this programme you will learn about the foreign policies of states, and about the international systems within which they operate. Throughout this course you will gain the skills needed for a modern working world, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and creativity.

Why study this course?

  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement through our integrated Professional Development Module.
  • Your experience of studying in a foreign country will help to increase confidence and give you a different academic perspective. We have exchange partners both across Europe and internationally.
  • You will have the chance to take part in an International Model NATO Conference in Washington DC. This experience provides you with a unique opportunity to participate in a role-play exercise of decision-making at NATO, working with delegates from universities and institutions across the globe.
  • We have an on-campus UN modelling event. This is open to all students in POLSIS and attracts students from all around the world.
  • The university is the 3rd most targeted university of top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2023).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Debates in World Politics 
  • Pathways in Research 
  • Understanding International Relations
  • Global History
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Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Birmingham and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
    • Typical offer: AAB
    • General Studies: not accepted
    • BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are all considered. 
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma: For students starting their course in 2024 the entry requirements are 6,6,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.

Tuition Fee

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    22380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22380 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

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Grant
4000 GBP
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
University of Birmingham Canada Outstanding Achievement Scholarships
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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Grant
2500 GBP
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
University of Birmingham India Outstanding Achievement Scholarships
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Grant
2500 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
University of Birmingham Turkey Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Grant
2500 GBP
Deadline
30 Jul 2024
University of Birmingham Nigeria Outstanding Achievement Scholarships
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Birmingham Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2500 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
University of Birmingham USA Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
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Amber Student
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Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
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Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
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Get-Scholarship
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Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Amber Student
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Grant
1000000 INR
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Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
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Go City
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1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
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Simmons and Fletcher
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500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Rapid Formations
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Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
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10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
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Moving Mates
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Various benefits
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
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Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
15 Jul 2024
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500 USD
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
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2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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10 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Jun 2024
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1000 USD
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1000 GBP
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965 USD
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750 USD
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23 Nov 2024
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