International Relations is the study of the relationships between states in a complex and evolving international system. When you study this subject you will explore pressing issues such as:
- Issues of international security and conflict
- Our responsibilities as global citizens
- The global economy, and the organisations which govern it
- Peacekeeping and the responsibility to protect
- The politics of global health
- Asylum and the politics of borders
Through these topics you will develop your understanding of the historical and contemporary events and processes behind world politics. You will also learn to analyse these processes using various theoretical approaches.
By the end of your degree, you will be able to explain the historical factors behind developments in international relations, analyse the current international political and economic landscape, and identify the challenges that will shape our shared future.
There are many ways you can explore this subject beyond the classroom. You have the opportunity to:
- Take part in local, national and international field trips
- Undertake a work experience project
- Study abroad in your second year
- Hear from visiting speakers with many different specialist areas of expertise.
- Attend conferences, seminars, workshops and events within the School
This course is available with a foundation year. This option is ideal if you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto a degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education. A foundation year prepares you for degree level study, giving you the confidence and skills needed to make the most of your course. Passing it guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.