University of Greenwich
Politics and International Relations BA (Hons)
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28663 £30583 £35060
25-75 percentile range £26283 - £31518 £25509 - £35943 £28785 - £43518

Course Description

With so much going on in the world of politics, this is the ideal time to study our politics and international relations degree. The course will prepare you for roles in government and public service.

If you've ever wondered why people vote the way they do or why political systems differ, this degree in politics and international relations gives you the answers. You'll study international and comparative politics, government, and political theory. You'll also get the chance to study a language. In your final year, you may be offered a work placement in regional or local politics.

Popular careers for our politics and international relations graduates include public service, information and communications, teaching, and roles in central and local government.

What you should know about this course

  • You can specialise in Politics and International Relations and take options in other subjects
  • Our modules provide a suitable introduction to politics and the practical implementation of political activity
  • Explore the politics of Asia and Africa, Liberalism, political conspiracy, international relations and security from social and political perspectives
  • You can undertake a work placement in regional or local politics, such as at a London-based interest and pressure group, or even at the House of Commons.
  • Greenwich is ranked joint 5th in London in Politics for student satisfaction by the 2023 Complete University Guide.

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen. You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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 and International Relations, 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 and International Relations BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £16150 year 1
International £16150 year 1
EU £17000 year 1
International £17000 year 1

Additional fee information

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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 University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Student composition of University of Greenwich

undergraduates:
15845
postgraduates:
5550
Total:
21395
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Where is this programme taught

University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
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