BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year* (*Subject to approval)
Our 4 year BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year degree* takes our expertise in training people for careers in the legal profession and applies it to career pathways in politics and international relations. Those undertaking this course will develop the skills needed to pursue a career in these areas, as well as in related fields of employment such as local government, NGOs and public services, or to go onto graduate-level studies. The skills developed will include data analysis, critical thinking, debating, advocacy and negotiation, and applied research skills. The first year is a Foundation year which focuses on developing the key skills required to undertake degree-level study. The subsequent three years then follow our 3 year BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations degree*.
*Course subject to approval.
- Applicants who possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4, will receive an offer following a successful interview with an academic as part of the admissions process which will take place either face-to-face or via phone/skype.
- A non-standard application route is also available.
- Any applicant with no or limited formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house literacy test (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and one reference.
- Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.
- International Entry Requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Students undertaking this course will have a variety of potential career paths available to them. This will include, but not be limited to, careers in national, local and transnational political organisations, NGOs, government departments, public sector organisations, private sector organisations operating within the public domain, further study at postgraduate level and generic graduate careers in multiple sectors.
About the School
The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education. In fact, we've trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else