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International Relations (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
London
English
January 2021
Virtual open day
3/10/2021
Virtual open day
3/31/2021
Virtual open day
6/4/2021
Virtual open day
6/15/2021

Program description

International Relations (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

Why study this course?

If you’re passionate about international relations but don’t have the necessary requirements to enter the three-year undergraduate degree, this four-year course is perfect for you. On our International Relations (including foundation year) BA degree, you’ll gain all the academic skills necessary to succeed in undergraduate study, while being introduced to a wide range of current affairs and social sciences topics.

After completion of Year 0, you’ll study the same content and have the same choice of modules as students on the International Relations BA course. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Our International Relations (including foundation year) BA course is excellent preparation for academic study and a career within diplomacy, politics or non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Your foundation year will be shared with students from other disciplines, so you’ll get to learn alongside individuals with different academic interests and strengths. You’ll find that the foundation year is a unique opportunity to improve your academic skills including critical thinking, essay writing and research in the context of social sciences.

The foundation year will also provide a broad base for the study of international relations. You’ll explore topics such as media, crime, race, society and identity, all of which affect the realm of national and international politics. These modules are also great in helping you develop vital academic skills, critically analyse material, and improve your writing and research abilities. During this year, you’ll also study a module more related to international relations, which will allow you to get a better understanding of the subjects and themes you’ll study in the subsequent three years.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent academic and pastoral support to our students. Your academic tutor and mentor will ensure that you have all the tools necessary to progress within your degree and settle well into life at university. There will also be opportunities to attend academic skills and career-oriented workshops, if you want to make the most of your study at London Met.

At the end of your foundation year you’ll continue on to undergraduate study, where you’ll find the course will focus on the in-depth study of the field of international relations. During your final years you’ll experience greater flexibility in choosing your modules and specialising in topics that interest you.

After completion of Year 0, you’ll study the same course content as students who have started on the three-year International Relations BA course. Learn more about the final three years of your degree on our International Relations BA course page.

Admission requirements

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

  • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

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


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Program content

  • Critical Thinking
  • Interventions for Change
  • Media, Crime and 'Race'
  • Reflecting on Self and Society
  • Researching Discrimination
  • Researching Inequality
  • Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay
  • Studying London
  • 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 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

The course is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study should you go on to study any of our international relations or politics courses at a higher level.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have progressed into careers within international relations, politics and related disciplines. They now work for companies including Muslim Aid, the American Cultural and Educational Centre of Bahrain, the UK Department for International Development and the United Nations.

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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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http://www.londonmet.ac.uk

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