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Politics and International Relations, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #26 (WUR) ,
The study of politics involves analysis of the ways in which individuals and groups define and interpret political issues and seek to shape government decisions. It encompasses a broad spectrum of activities relating to public affairs, from elections and bureaucracies to wars and terrorism.

About

It studies the functioning of the international system – the forces, factors and interests, the customs, rules, norms, institutions and organisations from which the theory and history of its development are formed. 

This programme combines the two complementary fields of politics and international relations in a joint honours programme, with around half of the programme in each field. 

You will learn political concepts and theories, will compare political phenomena in a variety of cultures and countries, and answer broad theoretical questions about the political world. 

You will also gain insight into how the international community works, studying alongside students from a wide range of countries.

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Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • International Relations: Theories, Concepts and Debates
  • Foreign Policy Analysis 
  • International Organisations
  • International Security
  • International Political Economy

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    107

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    69

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Applications should be made online via UCAS. Applicants should contact UCAS for any technical questions about the application process or for guidance on the UCAS procedures.
  • UCAS opens for September 2019 entry on 5 September 2018. The last date for the receipt of applications to LSE to qualify for full and equal treatment is 15 January 2019 by 18.00 (GMT). This information is the same for applicants applying for deferred (2020) entry.
  • Please note – LSE does not participate in UCAS Extra, Adjustment or Clearing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19920 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

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

Funding


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