A levels for international relations

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possibly considering a degree in IR at LSE, Kings, Birmingham, Queen Marys, St Andrews or Durham!! what a level subjects did any IR students/offerholders at these universities take??
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possibly considering a degree in IR at LSE, Kings, Birmingham, Queen Marys, St Andrews or Durham!! what a level subjects did any IR students/offerholders at these universities take??
please send help lmao
No need to bump so quickly! But quite a few years ago now I got an offer from Birmingham with History, Politics and RS A-Levels.
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No need to bump so quickly! But quite a few years ago now I got an offer from Birmingham with History, Politics and RS A-Levels.
I've been waiting for a reply for 19 hours😂 but thank you, those are subjects right up my street!
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Currently a first year history/IR student. I did IB not A levels but my higher level subjects were English lit, history and philosophy. Anything essay based is good because you'll be writing a lot of essays in IR. Politics or history are pretty obvious courses that stand out, but personally I found philosophy really helpful because most of the IR theories are based on philosophy so it's much easier to remember when you're already familiar with the philosophers and their theses.
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Currently a first year history/IR student. I did IB not A levels but my higher level subjects were English lit, history and philosophy. Anything essay based is good because you'll be writing a lot of essays in IR. Politics or history are pretty obvious courses that stand out, but personally I found philosophy really helpful because most of the IR theories are based on philosophy so it's much easier to remember when you're already familiar with the philosophers and their theses.
thanks so much! difficult to find help as not many people take IR! would you say a subject like classic civilisation would be helpful? I want to take it more than philosophy but philosophy sounds more helpful?
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thanks so much! difficult to find help as not many people take IR! would you say a subject like classic civilisation would be helpful? I want to take it more than philosophy but philosophy sounds more helpful?
The last time I took a classical civilisation type class was about five years ago so I'm not completely certain how helpful it would be, but it definitely would be good. The older IR theories are based on a lot of classical thought, and again it'll help with your essay-writing skills. I'd say if you're more interested in it than philosophy go with classics, at least in my course the theory stuff hasn't gone so in depth that you need to know the philosophers really well to understand. If you do something you're more interested in you're hopefully more likely to score well too
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The last time I took a classical civilisation type class was about five years ago so I'm not completely certain how helpful it would be, but it definitely would be good. The older IR theories are based on a lot of classical thought, and again it'll help with your essay-writing skills. I'd say if you're more interested in it than philosophy go with classics, at least in my course the theory stuff hasn't gone so in depth that you need to know the philosophers really well to understand. If you do something you're more interested in you're hopefully more likely to score well too
can't thank you enough !! i was worried it wouldn't be respected but now i'm quite happy with my combination of eng lit/politics/classics it doesn't sound too soft does it?!
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can't thank you enough !! i was worried it wouldn't be respected but now i'm quite happy with my combination of eng lit/politics/classics it doesn't sound too soft does it?!
I don't think it sounds too soft, but I also did the IB so I'm not as familiar with what counts as soft for A levels. None of the subjects jump out to me as cop out courses though so if they're things you're really interested in it should be totally fine!
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I don't think it sounds too soft, but I also did the IB so I'm not as familiar with what counts as soft for A levels. None of the subjects jump out to me as cop out courses though so if they're things you're really interested in it should be totally fine!
i've emailed a couple of uni's asking whether my subject combination is advisable and hopefully classics shouldn't cause any issues! if it does, it's straight to philosphy!
really appreciate all the help thanks again
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I've just received an unconditional offer to study IR at LSE. I studied Geography, Politics and English Lit/Lang at A Level
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I've just received an unconditional offer to study IR at LSE. I studied Geography, Politics and English Lit/Lang at A Level
Damn what were your grades last year and predicted grades this year! Well done!


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I've done a gap year so already had my full A level grades I got 3 As
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I've just received an unconditional offer to study IR at LSE. I studied Geography, Politics and English Lit/Lang at A Level
this is brilliant so congratulations !! i'm taking eng lit and politics too
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I've done a gap year so already had my full A level grades I got 3 As
may I ask what your gcse grades were please?!
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this is brilliant so congratulations !! i'm taking eng lit and politics too
Thank you!!! Politics is such a fun A level, enjoy!
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may I ask what your gcse grades were please?!
Sure, I got A*A*A*AAAABB
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Thank you!!! Politics is such a fun A level, enjoy!
I'm really looking forward to it !
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Sure, I got A*A*A*AAAABB
wow you did so good ahhh
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I've done a gap year so already had my full A level grades I got 3 As
I know this is old but i thought i'd ask anyway. Which subjects do you find most useful at A level for IR? Do you wish you could have studied another one instead of one you did? thanks.
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