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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

BA POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR L259

Full Time: 4 Years
Study BA Politics and International Relations with Placement Year and ask, why do countries go to war? How much tax should we pay? And can foreign policy ever be wholly ethical? 
If these are the kind of questions that interest you then you'll love exploring them through this stimulating, discussion-based degree course in Politics and International Relations with Placement year.
You will learn about the fundamental elements of politics and international relations, address some of the contemporary world's most pressing problems and explore the ethical and moral issues that arise when political authority is exercised.
Most of your teaching time will be spent in small group seminars, allowing you to interact directly with staff and other students, and add your own voice to the discussion. You will learn about the fundamental elements of politics and international relations, address some of the contemporary world's most pressing problems and explore the ethical and moral issues that arise when political authority is exercised.
You will be able to pursue your own interests through a wide range of specialist optional modules, which cover topical issues such the politics of the welfare state, international terrorism and the Middle East crisis. You will also have the option to take modules in other subjects, such as economics and history, to broaden your knowledge and learn other skills.
Our Model United Nations and Middle East simulations give you the opportunity to get a direct feel for the political process and apply your knowledge and skills to a scenario that mimics real life. You can also take part in other activities that are related to politics. For example, you can contribute to the Department of Politics and International Relations' weekly politics radio show through our Media and Politics module, learning other useful skills such as presenting and audio editing.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Typical Offer
BBB
OR
to qualify for an Academic Excellence Scheme offer:
GCSE minimum requirement: six A* and four A
Example profile: A*A*A*A*A*A*AAAA  
International Baccalaureate
30 points overall