University of Bath International Relations

University of Bath International Relations

University of Bath

Politics and International Relations

Course in detail

Course aims

On this course, you will develop your knowledge and analytical skills to understand politics at the local, domestic, regional and international levels. The integrated study of politics and international relations allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests.

In the first year, you’ll study British politics, international political economy and international relations.

During the second year, you will delve into further political analysis and theory. You will learn about research design and data analysis.

In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation and select optional units relating to your interests.

Entry requirements

GCSE requirements

GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C)

Compulsory A level subjects

AAA in 3 A level subjects.

Desirable A level subjects

Preference for applicants who provide evidence of a strong interest in politics and/or international relations.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).

Alternative A level offer

AAB plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspective

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Desirable skills or experience

Your application should demonstrate your enthusiasm for politics or international relations. This might include involvement in political debating societies, voluntary work for charities, or activism for a political party or an NGO.

English language entry requirements

Category C. Read more about our English language requirements.