This is an American degree.
This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs.
The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively.
You will take an interdisciplinary approach to your studies, integrating historical examples and theories from areas such as international relations, international political economy, sociology, psychology and history.
Why should I choose this programme?
Traditional issues such as war and peace, strategy and diplomacy are still at the heart of world affairs.
However, the issues of human rights, climate change and the environment, migration, globalisation, global civil society, terrorism and many others present even more complex and intriguing challenges which future scholars and practitioners of international relations will have to address.
The programme aims to prepare you for an exciting career in the fast-moving and uncertain world of global politics, able to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Key skills, aims and objectives
You will gain
- A deep analytical understanding of key sub-fields and theories of International Relations as a discipline
- The ability to identify major operators and institutions of international relations and their functions
- Analytical understanding of international issues from a range of perspectives
- The ability to evaluate decision-making processes, including moral and ethical implications
- A familiarity with foreign cultures and languages
Graduates of this programme are not limited to a single career path. It will prepare you for a number of careers in areas such as diplomacy, international business, economics, history, law and political science.
It will give you the necessary tools to excel in your career in the public and private sectors.