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International Relations BA (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

International Relations BA (Full-time)

Why study this course?

This popular course regularly attracts a cosmopolitan student body and is taught by expert staff with extensive experience. You’ll examine the major problems facing the international community today including terrorism, the environment, nuclear proliferation, human rights and cyberwarfare, as well as gaining hands-on experience through a work placement.

This stimulating and rewarding degree prepares you for careers in organisations ranging from the diplomatic service, the United Nations and the European Union, to international companies, non-governmental organisations and the media.

Our experienced lecturers will guide you through some of the major concepts of international relations such as peace, conflict and diplomacy. You're also encouraged to pursue your own areas of interest in fields such as power politics, foreign policy analysis, regional studies, security studies and the impact of globalisation.

We place great emphasis on increasing your employability skills and encourage you to do a work placement at a relevant organisation such as the European Union, the United Nations, an aid agency, think-tank or embassy. A work placement, alongside targeted teaching sessions and hands-on experience, including engaging with visiting practitioners, will prepare you for your career.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Global Politics, Economy and Society
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945
  • Politics and Government
  • Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy
  • Shifting Global Power in the 21st Century
  • Strategy in the Contemporary World
  • Creating a Winning Business 1
  • Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Contemporary US Politics
  • Diplomacy Old and New
  • Peace and Conflict in Theory and Practice
  • Political Theory
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Racism and Ethnicity
  • The Politics of the European Union
  • International Security in an Era of Globalisation
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Placement 1 Semester
  • Placement 1 Year
  • Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
  • Project 1 Semester
  • Project 1 Year
  • Action and Identity: Gender and Political Participation
  • African Politics
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Human Rights and International Conflict
  • Latin American Politics
  • Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
  • The Politics of Modern States.

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £12,700 per year

Continuing studies

Many of our students also go on to be successful in postgraduate study, both at master's and PhD level.

Career opportunities

Our successful graduates are working in the diplomatic services, as well as governmental organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations, and non-governmental organisations specialising in international development, overseas aid, human rights and environmental fields.

Students have also gained employment in research and teaching, international business, the media, and political campaigns. We currently have students working in a variety of overseas positions throughout the world.

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About this institute

London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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