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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.33k / Module
  • Foreign: $ 10.8k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    The Politics course at Coventry University is a vibrant, modern course that will answer many current political questions and help you understand the complex world in which you live.

    Politics students will have the opportunity to address and debate a wide range of intellectually challenging and topical questions such as: What is good and bad government? How do different political systems work? What is power and how is it used? Does ideology matter? What is democracy and human rights? Is the US a declining world power? Why is peace failing in the Middle East?

    If you choose this course you will benefit from:

    • an exciting and modern course that examines the key political issues of the modern world;
    • an intellectually challenging course which enables you to develop sharp analytical skills and engage with issues of vital concern for today’s world;
    • developing advanced professional skills such as the ability to think independently and creatively, to advance sophisticated arguments and to communicate ideas confidently as required by potential employers;
    • the opportunity of an international experience with international staff, an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, study abroad or overseas placement;
    • multidisciplinary teaching with experts from national and international politics, history, global security and social theory;
    • staff who are actively engaged in high quality research that informs their teaching;
    • events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries;
    • the opportunity to focus on specific themes such as North American, European and African politics, social movements or global security as you progress though your course;
    • activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 8331 Module (EEA)
    • GBP 10766 Module (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Your first year will set the foundation for the study of politics. The areas that you will study in your second year examine a range of topics that will deepen and broaden your understanding of political systems, political ideas, international relations and key world events.

    In your final year you will consolidate your knowledge by studying French politics, far right parties, Middle East politics, political Ideologies, US Government and write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

    Your course will be based on a series of interactive lectures, with associated seminars and workshop practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Essential entry requirements

    • 5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including English Language, or specified equivalents.

    Typical offers

    • A-Levels: BCC.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM.

    Access: The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28 points.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.

    Funding

    Merit Scholarship Scheme

    Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.

    • Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
    • Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
    • There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
    University Research Studentship Scheme

    Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.

    Science Without Borders

    Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.

    Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme

    The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

    If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:

    Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study

    If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for

    • Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
    • Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities

    If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:

    • Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
    Ferguson Trust Scholarships

    Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.

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