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International Relations and Social Policy (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
The International Relations and Social Policy (Hons) course from Aston University  examines the major political and social issues faced by governments across the world. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature between states and also of the roles played by international institutions, other intergovernmental organisations, multinational corporations and NGOs. 

Overview

You will also investigate the economic, social and political forces which influence policy and give rise to conflicts between the achievement of economic, environmental and social objectives.

 Important strengths of the International Relations and Social Policy (Hons) course from Aston University include its focus on key contemporary issues in international relations and policy, such as global economic change and the environment as well as international comparisons of government policies. 

The professional placement year is an optional feature of the programme and is designed to give our students a distinct advantage on the graduate labour market. 

The programme is strongly geared towards increasing your employability since it is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to careers involving partnerships in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 3 years full time or 4 years with integrated placement year
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Concepts and Methods of International Relations
  • Introduction to the European Union
  • Critical Debates in Society and Policy
  • From Social Problems to Public Policies
  • Becoming a Social Scientist
  • The Making of the
  • Modern World
  • What’s Trending (Current Affairs in Politics and International Relations)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • ABB from 3 A Levels. General Studies accepted.
  • A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
  • We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 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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  • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
  • £2,500 during placement year for overseas students

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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