University of East Anglia
Politics with a Foundation Year BA (Hons)
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 110 graduates of Politics with a Foundation Year BA (Hons) and other courses in Politics & International Relations at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Politics & International Relations.

Overall student satisfaction
74 /100
110 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Politics & International Relations

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Politics & International Relations at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23500 £23000 £29500
25-75 percentile range £21500 - £29500 £17000 - £28000 £22500 - £37000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Politics & International Relations

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25651 £24571 £30295
25-75 percentile range £22016 - £30312 £19077 - £31076 £22913 - £40577

Course Description


At UEA, we believe everyone should have the chance to study at degree level. If you have a passion for your subject, but for whatever reason, you don’t yet have the grades required for the three-year programme, our Politics with a Foundation Year is a great choice. You’ll undertake an intensive and exciting year of study, focusing on subjects that interest you, while also developing key study skills. We offer a rigorous but supportive teaching and learning experience that is also very rewarding.

When you successfully complete your Foundation Year, you’ll be perfectly placed to move onto your BA Politics degree, or you can request to transfer onto one of the other undergraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

About This Course

You’ll study with dedicated lecturers from UEA’s Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, exploring a wide range of academic subjects including Literature, History, Philosophy, Film, Television and Media, American Studies, Politics and the History of Art.

As well as gaining a sound theoretical basis for your continuing studies, you’ll discover new subjects and topics throughout your Foundation Year. You’ll be actively encouraged to develop your own scholarly interests and ideas so you can move onto the degree that’s the best fit for you.

We'll provide you with an accessible, but challenging environment in which you can cultivate your study skills, gaining essential knowledge of many of the concepts, methods and techniques you will need in order to succeed on your future degree pathway, whether that is in Politics or another Humanities discipline. We'll engage with you closely to support you as you work towards your own individual learning goals.


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 with a Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of East Anglia

20% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Sports and fitness occupations
15% Information Technology Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Protective service occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Access to HE Diploma

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website   We also welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you have been out of study for the last three years or you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7

IELTS score of 7.0 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each component

IELTS (Academic) 7

IELTS score of 7.0 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each component

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


Tuition Fees Politics with a Foundation Year BA (Hons)

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

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East Anglia in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #18 
    • #117 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #27 
    • #176 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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