Gain a deep understanding of key topics and issues in the contemporary international system, of the links between local, national and international structures as well as of the mechanisms of global governance.
International relations is a field of political science that studies relationships among countries, the roles of sovereign states, inter-governmental organizations, international non-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and multinational corporations.
The scope of international relations comprehends globalisation, diplomatic relations, state sovereignty, international security, ecological sustainability, nuclear proliferation, nationalism, economic development, global finance, as well as terrorism and organised crime, human security, foreign interventionism, and human rights.
The study of international relations draws from the interdisciplinary fields of technology and engineering, economics, history, and international law, philosophy, geography, social work, sociology, anthropology, criminology, psychology, cultural studies, and diplomacy.
Key Disciplines Covered:
- Global governance and strategy
- Foreign policy and policy making
- Intercultural management
- Diplomacy and Public Relations
With a BA in International Relations, you will immediately increase your employability, allowing you to secure a bright and prosperous future. Career opportunities available to International Relations graduates include, but are not limited to:
- Diplomat - representing a country's interests in international issues, in both the political and economic domains, at home or abroad.
- Risk Analyst - identifying and analysing the areas of potential risk threatening the assets, earning capacity or success of organisations in the industrial, commercial or public sector.
- Administrator and the Civil Service - assisting in the formulation of policies and procedures within government departments and agencies and coordinates their implementation
- Journalist - gathering, reporting and commenting on the news.
- Banker, Investment/Corporate Finance - advising corporate and government clients on the raising of capital, changing of financial structure, merging and takeovers and developing tactics and publicity.
- Marketing Manager - managing the marketing of a product from research and development through launch and then maintaining the market share, including promotion and advertising.