This is an American degree, four years in length.
The International Relations major emphasises the understanding of global issues and world cultures, and traces the political, social, ideological and economic history of the world.
You will develop a detailed knowledge of the major branches of the field, including international security, foreign policy, international political economy, international law and organisations and the international relations theory that holds it all together.
The curriculum is interdisciplinary and you will examine the complexities of different regions in the world, international organisations, diplomacy, war and peace, and human rights.
Four courses in a non-native language are required (this is waived for who are studying in English as their second language).
Why should I choose this programme?
As globalisation, sustainability, terrorism and foreign intervention continue to shape our world, the BA International Relations programme intellectually prepares you to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
This programme should interest you if you want to understand how the international system works, how decisions are made and lines are drawn.
Key skills, aims and objectives
- Demonstrate knowledge of key sub-fields and theories of International Relations as a discipline
- Identify major actors and institutions of International Relations and their functions
- Analyse international issues from multiple perspectives
- Display familiarity with foreign cultures and languages
- Understand how decisions are made at domestic and international level
- Effective oral and written communication skills
This programme will equip you with the essential skills that employers value across a multitude of industry areas, in public and private sectors. It offers a sound preparation for entry into a number of careers, including diplomacy, international business, economics, history, law and political science.
Previous graduates have benefited from employment opportunities in government organisations and agencies, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, think-tanks, academic and media organisations.