BA International Relations
Do you want to ...
- know why the cold war ended?
- how foreign policy is made?
- look at organised crime and terrorism?
- investigate globalisation?
If you do, then BA International Relations could be the course for you.
BA International Relations explores how states interact.
This course aims to give you a historical understanding of how the 'society of states' has evolved, and how it may be changing today. You will examine the way states behave and what obligations they may have to wider conceptions of international society.
You will explore the political dynamics that influence interstate cooperation, and assess the specific role that international organisations, such as the United Nations, play in promoting international peace and security. You also have the option to study terrorism, strategic studies, international political economy and conflict in the Middle East.
BA in International Relations is a successful and established degree programme that has been running for many years. A dedicated team of experts in the field of international relations teach the course and use their highly specialised and general knowledge of the international system to provide a thorough grounding in the one of the most important areas of political life.
In the first year, you study international politics, international relations, international history and globalisation.
In the second year, you explore international organisations and world order, security studies and examine the theoretical tools of foreign policy.
In the third year, you produce a dissertation on an International Relations subject of your choice, and choose specialist modules that focus on politics and political theory.
UCAS code: L254
Number of places: 37
3 years full-time.
6 years part-time.
AAB at A level.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU student fees
£9,000 per year full-time.
International student fees
£12,900 per year full-time.
Full finance information
Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
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