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International Relations with Social Science Foundation Year

Keele University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Keele
English
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Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The Social Science Foundation Year provides a chance to sample social science subjects at university level before making a final choice of honours courses,
intensive modules which provide the requisite background for specific honours courses for those without the necessary qualifications,
access for non-traditionally qualified students to a wide range of social science courses and a broad grounding in academic principles and methods. International Relations at Keele: Learning from the Experts. International
Relations is not merely the study of current affairs or foreign places: it is a
distinctive way of looking at the world that will enable you to understand
complex global political events. The study of International Relations covers key issues of conflict, human
rights, environmental change and globalisation, and provides a solid
understanding of international organisations such as the UN and the
European Union. It also develops a range of analytical skills to help you
interpret and explain the processes at work in unfolding current events.
In a world of complex interdependence, such skills are of increasing
relevance to many areas of business, industry and government.
Keele has long been known as a pioneering centre of International
Relations scholarship, as it was one of the first universities in the UK
to offer a degree in the subject in the 1970s. Today, you will find one of
the principal concentrations of International Relations specialists in
the UK, and our current staff have internationally recognised teaching
and research expertise in the areas of security studies, international
history, international political economy and development, regional
politics of Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East, feminist and postcolonial
approaches to global politics, and political and International Relations
theory and regional politics of Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East
and Africa.
This course provides an invaluable lens through which to see and
approach the world, which appeals to many employers. You might
work in journalism, the civil service or the European Parliament or as a
political researcher for an MP or thinktank. You might join international
organisations such as aid and development agencies, charity
foundations or businesses.
About 25% of graduates from this course study for higher degrees.
Some of our well-known graduates include Laurence Mann, the political
private secretary to David Cameron, Farah Faisal, Higher Commissioner
for the Maldives, and Paul Rimmer, Director at the Ministry of Defence.

Admission requirements

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Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...


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