As part of the Network of Hope Spurgeon’s College is offering a range of combined BA honours degrees with Liverpool Hope University. The courses are designed and validated by Liverpool Hope University and taught by Liverpool Hope tutors. Face-to-face teaching will take place at Spurgeon’s College, London and the College will provide additional support for students enrolled there on a Network of Hope course. After three years of study, successful students will receive a degree from Liverpool Hope University, one of the UK’s leading Universities.

Start date: October 2021

Duration: Three years

Attendance: Two evenings per week 6-9pm (one 3hr face-to-face teaching session and one 3 hr online teaching session) and four intensive Saturday sessions (10am – 2.30pm), plus independent study (approx. 18 hours per week).

Mode of application: UCAS institution code S57, course code 2L57

Entry requirements: 96 Tariff points + GCSE English grade 4/C or above

Fees: £9,073 per year

Additional costs: You will need to consider the cost of your core textbooks which we estimate to be around £200. You will also require internet access and a laptop or PC to be able to access the online teaching and resources.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

In this combined BA honours degree, you will study two major subject areas equally. Each subject element will be taught in parallel.

For more information view the programme information sheet.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Every day, international issues are in the news headlines – this is your chance to become an expert on relations between states, economies, ideas and societies. In a world where nuclear weapons remain primed for use, the world economy teeters on the brink of collapse and delicate ecosystems are under threat, it is little wonder that our International Relations degree is proving a popular choice among students who wish to better understand the world’s most challenging problems.

International Relations is a multidisciplinary subject, which draws in contributions from politics, history, media, sociology, law, economics and religion. Global issues dominate the news headlines on a daily basis and International Relations will allow you to focus on this dimension of politics. This is an opportunity to become an expert in international issues in a historical, political and cultural context. This subject deals squarely with some of the most daunting, intractable but important challenges of today.

Liverpool Hope academics are conducting internationally published research. Their key strengths are in Theories of International Relations; Peace and Conflict; British and US foreign policy and EU and UN politics.

SOCIAL POLICY

Social Policy explores the ways in which welfare provision is delivered in society, exploring who is eligible for support and who provides it. Our Social Policy degree is multidisciplinary in its approach and draws on ideas from sociology, economics, politics and geography. It explores issues such as inequality, ill health and wellbeing, child welfare, employment and unemployment, educational opportunities, disability, homelessness, family policies, mental health, globalisation, crime and immigration.

Studying Social Policy allows you to explore the answers to questions such as; should the state be the main provider of welfare and what roles should the private profit making or voluntary sectors have? How should scarce resources be allocated in society? How can we understand different approaches to welfare delivery across different historical periods in British society? Why do women and minority ethnic groups experience greater levels of disadvantage? How have welfare systems developed in different countries?

The course draws on an experienced team of lecturers who are published in the social sciences and are experts in social policy.

APPLICATION PROCESS

There are two ways to apply for the course. You can either apply via UCAS or directly via our website.

For applications via UCAS please click here

Applications via UCASCLEARING

30th June 2021 – Last date for applications. Applications received after this date are automatically entered into clearing

What is Clearing?

You may be fortunate and hold offers to the universities of your choice, but if not, Clearing is the next step.

Clearing is the process by which universities fill the remaining spaces they have on their courses. During this time, you can contact the university directly to enquire.

For 2021, Clearing starts on the 6th July, and will continue throughout the summer until the 20th October. Your may benefit from Clearing if you (1) are applying to university after the 30th June 2021 (2) didn’t receive any offers OR don’t want to accept any of your offers (3) didn’t meet the initial entry requirements or conditions of your offer. 

UCAS have some dedicated pages to help support you.

To apply directly via our website, please click here.

TARIFF POINTS

There are many ways to achieve 96 UCAS Tariff points. These include…

3 A-levels – Grades CCC, or ACE

2 A-levels plus 2 AS – Grades CC+bb, or CD+aa

2 A-levels plus 1 AS plus Extended Project – Grades CC+b+C, or BC+c+D

1 A-level plus BTEC Diploma – Grades C+MM

BTEC Extended Diploma – Grades MMM

Access to HE Diploma – Grades D9 + M27 + P9, or M45

Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to see your actual or expected points total.