Undergraduate Study

BA Politics and Management (Cornwall) - 2021 entry

UCAS code LL33
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2021
Contact

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Entry requirements

A levels: AAB-ABB
IB: 34
BTEC: DDD

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Campus Penryn Campus
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Overview

  • Career-focused programme, with an ethos of ethics and sustainability, which combines study of business, work, government, political communication, policy-making and ethics
  • As part of your studies, you will address the challenges confronting businesses, governments and NGOs in the current climate changing era
  • You will engage with some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, including increasing social inequalities, climate change, the future of work and the emergence of the gig economy, surveillance capitalism, public disillusionment with politics, and the rise of right-wing populism
  • You will join an intentionally small community of students allowing you to actively discuss and debate your ideas and work closely with academic staff
  • Our strong focus on career-related experience and skills will help you achieve your future career aspirations

5th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*

9th for Politics in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

3rd for Business and Management

Complete University Guide 2020

#1 UK Business School for graduate outcomes

DLHE 2017

I love how student are on first name terms with lecturers and seminar leaders. With class and lecture sizes being relatively small compared to other universities, I gain a lot more information and support than I would have originally expected.

Aaron

Studying Politics and International Relations (Cornwall)

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAB-ABB n/a
IB 34-32 n/a
BTEC DDD-DDM n/a
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

View EU and international equivalences

NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Course content

Full-time undergraduates need to take 120 credits each year and choose from modules worth 15 or 30 credits, with students having more choice and more opportunity to study in-depth the topics that interest them most in Years 2 and 3. Core modules are mainly designed to develop applied research skills and include a third year dissertation on a subject of your choice. You will also have the option to take up to 30 credits from another department within the University subject to approval.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Students spend this stage in a partner University on an Erasmus/Socrates exchange or other approved programme of study. The year abroad comprises 120 credits. Assessment is normally based on the credits gained at the partner institution abroad.

Course variants

UCAS code: LL34

Our four-year ‘with Study Abroad’ degree, offers you the possibility of spending your third year abroad, studying with one of our many partner universities.

Why Study Abroad?

Living and studying in a different country is an exciting experience that broadens your academic and cultural horizons, as well as giving you the opportunity to widen your circle of friends. Students who have studied abroad demonstrate initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where they stay, may also have gained a working knowledge of another language – all key qualities that employers are looking for in today’s competitive employment environment.

Where can I Study Abroad?

We have partnership arrangements with many prestigious institutions across the globe. Exactly where you can apply to study will depend on the subjects you are studying at Exeter. For a full list please visit the Study Abroad website.

Does it count towards my degree?

Credit for academic work during your year abroad is arranged by agreement between the University of Exeter and the host institution. These marks are then translated back into your degree at Exeter. If you are Studying Abroad for a semester or full year, your time abroad will count toward your final degree. Please refer to your College Study Abroad co-ordinator for further details.

How does it affect my tuition fee and funding?

For the year that you spend studying abroad you will pay a significantly reduced tuition fee to Exeter, but nothing to your host university – for more information visit our fees pages. You will continue to receive a maintenance loan if you are eligible for this whilst on your Study Abroad year.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2021 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £18,500 per year

Please note that the fees for students starting in 2021 have yet to be set. The fees provided above are the fees for students starting in 2020 and are for guidance only. We will post the fees for 2021 entry shortly.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

We use a wide range of teaching methods as well as encouraging independent study with an increasing emphasis on seminar discussion and project work in your second and third years. Teaching includes:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical exercises, project and group work
  • Independent study

You will also have access to personal and subject tutors who will give you the individual help and guidance you need to succeed.

How will I be assessed?

  • Essays
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Projects
  • Exams
  • Dissertation in your final year

You must pass your first year modules in order to proceed but your performance at this level does not count towards your final degree classification.

Fieldwork

Conducting fieldwork gives you the opportunity to witness the evolution of political process and their impact on society first hand. This may include:

  • Interviews with important stakeholders
  • Focus group discussions with community members
  • Analysis of politicised spaces
  • Public Forums

Where will I study?

You will study on our beautiful Penryn Campus in Cornwall, the South of England.

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Your future

Develop skills valued by employers

As a Politics and International Relations graduate you will have an understanding of complex political and cultural issues, often in changing environments which will be valued by employers in both the public and private sectors. Alongside this you will gain a range of academic and professional skills including:

  • Analytical, critical and independent thinking
  • Political participation and evaluation
  • Policy making and implementation
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Independent research
  • Discussion and group work
  • Written communication
  • Articulating ideas and arguments

Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award

Many of our students participate in the Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage you to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.

Career paths

The University has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our graduates compete very successfully in the employment market. Below are a few examples of the positions or organisations our graduates have gone onto*:

(* This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey)

Occupations

  • Management consultant
  • Parliamentary Caseworker and Researcher
  • Civil Servant
  • Film Production Coordinator
  • Officer Cadet
  • Analyst
  • Trainee Insurance Broker
  • Investment Assistant
  • Estate Agent
  • Communications Officer

Organisations

  • Accenture
  • National Health Service
  • Barclays PLC
  • Ogilvy and Mather
  • Treehouse PR Ltd
  • Easton Aerospace
  • Orchards of London
  • Cornells
  • Arcadia Group

Further study

Further study is a popular choice for a number of students following graduation. Below are a few examples of further study undertaken by recent graduates of undergraduate programmes. Please note that, due to data protection the subjects of study and institutions are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Subject area 

  • MA Crisis Management
  • MSc Public Policy
  • MA EU Politics
  • MA Globalisation and Communications
  • MA International Relations in the Middle East
  • MA Public Policy and Administration

Institution

  • University of Leicester
  • University of Exeter
  • Kings College London
  • University of Bristol
  • London 

Find out more

Further information about the opportunities the University of Exeter offers to maximise our graduates' employment prospects can be found on the CareerZone website. Our Penryn Campus in Cornwall also has a dedicated Careers Advisory Service (CAS) which provides high quality careers information and guidance to students of all disciplines.

 

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Studying at the University of Exeter in Cornwall was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The BSc Business degree was diverse, exciting and engaging and the university experience was unbeatable. 

My personal highlights of the course include the focused cohort, the real-world opportunities to apply learning and the passionate lecturers. If you commit to the programme you really reap the rewards in terms of employability, key networking skills and a wealth of industry contacts. 

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BSc Business 2018

Politics in Cornwall

Politics and International Relations programmes in Cornwall are part of a world-class research institution. We are committed to creating a diverse and thriving student community. We believe that this is achieved by providing a supportive learning environment, which nurtures our students through-out your time with us and helps you make the transition from school to university. In addition, in Cornwall, students will benefit from a bespoke learning experience within a diverse cohort of students and an unrivalled commitment to excellence in teaching.

Politics in Cornwall is characterised by its focus on some of the biggest political challenges facing the world today such as inequality, climate change, the global financial crisis, conflict, and the depletion of natural resources, public disillusionment with politics, and the changing balance in world power. We’ll teach you about political systems and theories and apply these to world events and the major issues setting the modern political agenda, giving you real world skills valued by employers.

Find out more on our dedicated Cornwall pages.