London Metropolitan University
Politics BA (Hons)
London Metropolitan University

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Politics BA (Hons) at London Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Management, Leadership.

Overall student satisfaction
97 /100
20 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29138 £27297 £31519
25-75 percentile range £24848 - £35191 £20174 - £35659 £22788 - £43702

Course Description

Why study this course?

Explore the relationship between government and society, and examine major issues facing today’s politics such as conflict and violence, inequality and climate change.

Learn about the causes that are important to you. You can choose to study topical politics from around the world such as Trumpism, Brexit or the role of China in global politics. Or you might decide to delve into related topics, including political spin and propaganda in the British media, the impact of social media or how celebrities influence politics.

90% of our international relations and politics students were satisfied with their course according to the National Student Survey 2020.

More about this course

This Politics BA (Hons) degree shines a light on the challenges facing politicians and the public today, while teaching you about the historic events, thinkers and theories that led to our current political structures.

We’re passionate about our students’ interests, which is why you’re able to tailor your degree to study the things that are important to you, through optional modules. You can study the historical origin of racism and how this affects today’s societies, or the Arab Spring uprisings, the rise and fall of Turkey’s soft power, or the impact of religious ideologies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

By exploring international and national political issues, you’ll develop a solid understanding of how politics changes around the world.

Our teaching team is highly experienced and have played leading roles in professional organisations such as the Political Studies Association and the British International Studies Association. They will work with you to help you understand various theories and concepts relating to politics, including citizenship, diplomacy, authority and ethics.

Your future is our priority. That’s why we make sure you have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your final year, giving you practical experience that can help you pursue a graduate career. Studying in London means you have the UK government, international embassies and other intergovernmental organisations right on your doorstep, helping you secure opportunities that might not be possible elsewhere.

As a university, London Met holds various political events that you can attend or even help organise. Our events include panel discussions on Brexit by leading journalists and Congress to Campus, where former members of US congress share rare and personal insights into the world of American politics. There are also opportunities for you to learn about political issues outside of the classroom, with trips to parliament, embassies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), museums and art galleries. Here, you can understand the history behind various issues relating to politics, such as power, race and gender.

What our students say

"We have a wide choice of modules and can combine studying other subjects. The first year introductory subjects give us the basis for future years.

“I love everything about London. I get to meet people from all over the world and learn about their experiences."

Plamena Solakova, former student

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Politics BA (Hons) at London Metropolitan University

25% Caring personal services
15% Sales occupations
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Administrative occupations
10% Customer service occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Customer service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Politics, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Politics BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £16000 year 1
International £16000 year 1
Channel Islands £16000 year 1
Ireland £16000 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

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About London Metropolitan University

Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.

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Student composition of London Metropolitan University

undergraduates:
9920
postgraduates:
1440
Total:
11360
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Where is this programme taught

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