BA (Hons) International Relations at Coventry University | Student Connect

Coventry University

BA (Hons) International Relations

This exciting course examines the events and issues shaping contemporary world politics, providing a deeper understanding of the rationale and value of peaceful and cooperative relationships between nations, as well as the challenges of foreign policies.

As citizens of a global society, we’re becoming increasingly connected by communication technology and rapid transportation, international relations between different countries and states now play a vital role in our personal and professional life – affecting all aspects of work undertaken by governments, charities, educational establishments, multinational companies, the police and so on.

Entry Requirements

A Level :BBB


IB Diploma : 29


GCSE requirement : Minimum five graded 9-4 including English 


IELTS: 6.5 overall.

Career Prospects

In a globalised world where companies increasingly do business across national boundaries, you will be able to benefit from an in-depth understanding of the international political, commercial, social and cultural landscape, gaining an insight appealing to many employers – from media outlets to multinationals, the civil service to the European Parliament, NGOs or thinktanks.

This course is informed by up-to-date research and allows you to be engaged in debates that are at the forefront of the international relations discipline. Greater understanding, the encouragement of critical analysis and the increasing ability to convey ideas, concepts and context will be nurtured throughout your studies. When you successfully graduate, you should have developed a range of transferrable skills, which are highly valued by employers, including excellent communications, critical thinking and analysis, strong presentation and listening skills.

Our Creative Futures employment team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. You’ll have access to a designated employability officer who can advise you on career opportunities and give support to help you develop tailor-made job applications.

Course Details

Drawing on case studies of intervention in the Congo, Somalia, the Balkans and Iraq, for example, you will examine sometimes controversial decisions around peacekeeping and peace enforcement in the wake of conflict, state collapse political or natural crises and large-scale human rights abuse.

You will cover the evolution and interaction of different states and societies around the globe, exploring the history of world politics since World War II. We consider how foreign policy decision-makers and international organisations respond in the face of war, social movements, terrorism, political struggles, democratic advances and setbacks.

Year 1

• History of the Atlantic World and Globalisation
• Applied politics: Politics in Action
• Introduction to International Relations Theories
• Themes and Concepts in International Relations
• World Politics since 1945
• Add+vantage

Year 2

• Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping
• Power and Political Violence in the Age of Globalisation
• Foreign Policy Analysis
• Contemporary Global Security
• A Graduate Career
• Add+vantage
• International Political Economy
• The Contemporary Far Right in Western Europe
• A History of International Crime

Year 3

• Ethics and International Relations
• Dissertation
• Add+vantage
• An Inconvenient History: The Green Movement
• Politics of the Contemporary Middle East
• Study Trip
• Global Organised Crime
• Chinese Politics, Foreign Relations, and Security
• US Foreign Policy since 1945

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