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Politics & International Relations with Economics BSc (Hons)

Analyse political institutions and their actions effectively gaining a deeper understanding of states, how they interact with each other, and the comparisons between them, as well as learning about the wider structures which influence human well-being and wealth. Develop the quantitative skills needed to engage with academic economics as commonly practised.

Entry Requirements

Standard offers

At New College of the Humanities, we look at you as an individual using references, personal statements and, for undergraduate admission, interviews in addition to exam grades to assess your unique potential to benefit from and contribute to the NCH community. The below are indicative of our standard offers for popular high school-level qualifications.


AAB. Please note that NCH does not accept A-levels in General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives.

Students studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside three A Levels may be eligible for an alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

An overall score of 35 points OR 6, 6, 5 in subjects taken at Higher Level.

Please note, the overall score of 35 points includes TOK and the Extended Essay, and students must achieve a pass in the IB Diploma for entry to our courses.

European Baccalaureate


Scottish Higher

AABBB. We do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

AB. We do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.

Access to HE Diploma

45 Level 3 credits at Distinction: 33 credits. Merit: 12 credits. Pass: 0 credits.

The Access to HE Diploma will be considered on a case by case basis – please contact us for further guidance.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are considered on a case-by-case basis when offered in combination with required A-level – contact us for further guidance.

International qualifications

If your qualification is not listed above, you’ll find information about other international qualifications here.

Also required

English language requirements

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English in order to study at the College. We would normally require an IELTS of 6.5 overall (including 6.0 in all four components) or an equivalent qualification. For a list of equivalencies, please check here

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