International Relations and Politics BA

This degree will give you a strong grounding in the core skills of political analysis and political theory, whilst placing emphasis on the international dimensions of the study of politics. You'll explore and apply many of the theories to issues such as international trade or climate change.

Our programmes are designed to give you a solid foundation in theory, methods and analytical skills, whilst at the same time offering you the choice to specialise in the subject areas that you find the most interesting, ensuring you get the most out of your degree.

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the key areas of the discipline. We'll support you in making the transition to degree-level study, and provide you with the knowledge and analytical skills you'll use as you progress throughout your time with us.

In year two you'll further develop your existing skills and apply them to real life political questions and issues. By examining different approaches and perspectives we'll help you to become an independent researcher in your own right.

By your final year you'll be ready to carry out your own independent research, with our support, alongside your choice of taught modules. You'll learn about the cutting-edge research we're doing in the department.

Additional options

Study abroad - We offer you the chance to study abroad for part of your degree at one of our partner universities, in either your second year or as a sandwich year. Locations include USA, Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore or Canada.

- Employment experience - You will have the opportunity to undertake a year in employment as a sandwich year. It is a great way to apply the skills you have developed in your degree and to prepare you for employment when you graduate.

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

With Access Sheffield, you could qualify for additional consideration or an alternative offer - find out if you're eligible

Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB + B in the EPQ; ABB + B in Core Maths

ABB + B in the EPQ; ABB + B in Core Maths

International Baccalaureate

| 34

33

BTEC

| DDD in a relevant subject

DDD in a relevant subject

Scottish Highers

| AAAAB

AAABB

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA

B + AB

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in either a business, management, humanities, law or social science subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in either a business, management, humanities, law or social science subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

Relevant BTEC subjects include Applied Law, Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Personal and Business Finance, Applied Psychology, Applied Science or Environmental Sustainability

GCSE Maths grade 4/C

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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