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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics and International Relations (Sandwich Year)

University of the West of England - Bristol - Frenchay Campus University of the West of England - Bristol - Frenchay Campus, UK


Jan 2023, Sep 2022

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GBP 15250

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48 months


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Program Overview

BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations at UWE Bristol is an applied, engaged, and forward-looking program, which emphasizes the importance of theory, policy, and practice in political and global affairs.

Why study politics and international relations?

  • We live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, where local issues are closely linked to global processes. In this changing context, politics impacts our lives in multiple ways. Our course focuses on the connection between politics and international relations and aims to analyse and address political challenges on local, national, and global levels.
  • You can expect to gain a unique set of skills on this course, which can lead you to exciting career opportunities, both inside and outside the political world.

Why UWE Bristol?

  • BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations at UWE Bristol is an exciting course, focused on delivering high-quality, practice-based teaching and an outstanding student experience, informed by academic research. We offer you a wide range of modules, covering topics such as human rights, gender and sexuality, ethics, race, religion, foreign policy, international security, and public policy. These modules are delivered with a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical solutions to local, national, and global challenges.
  • Our experienced and dedicated teaching team is passionate about our subjects and bring them alive through our teaching. You'll learn through a combination of lectures, workshops, and hands-on activities, for example role-plays, debates, and policy analysis, all supported by state-of-the-art technology. We design our classes to strengthen your academic, writing, and presentation skills, including activities that will develop your ability to think both independently and critically.
  • We have embedded practice-orientated learning at all levels of the course. You'll get involved in activities such as live briefs, simulation exercises, and conflict resolution games, and where possible, we will also offer many opportunities for you to engage in workplace learning through placements. By the end of the course, you will have developed the skills and knowledge to understand and engage with political questions and current affairs.
  • We have created an active learning community where students and academic staff exchange ideas in research seminars, roundtable events, and guest lectures. Regular events where possible, also include field trips and careers sessions and including 'meet-the-employer' opportunities with speakers from the Civil Service, NGOs and local and international businesses. These events give you a clear view how politics is researched and practiced and will inspire you to apply the skills you've gained in your degree.

Where can it take me?

  • Politics and International Relations graduates are in demand across a wide range of professions and many of our graduates have secured employment in government, the civil service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), accountancy, human resources, media and journalism.
  • Many of our graduates also choose to deepen their skills and knowledge and get involved in research or education, or specialise further with postgraduate study.

Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate

    6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    100 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    12000 Per year

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


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