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Richmond, The American International University in London

International Relations

UCAS Code: RU08

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

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96

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

**Richmond University is the only US & UK three year liberal arts degree in the world. Through this programme, students get all of the advantages of a liberal arts education in just three years.** This ‘Degree in Three’ will provide a comprehensive collection of courses that will provide students with a cross-disciplinary education. Students will have five classes each semester with one extra elective course in either their second or third year. Students will also still be able to undertake an internship or participate in a study abroad programme as part of this programme. All degrees fulfil the same credit hours and overall requirements of a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree. This is a fantastic return on investment for those who strive to assemble a broad foundation of knowledge in multiple disciplines that can be used in a wide spectrum of careers.

**International Relations are never far from the news headlines as the world grows more interconnected through trade and migration, the internet and social media. Blend the fields of politics, economics, history and law with our BA in International Relations as you explore our ever-changing political landscape.**

With such a varied range of topics, it’s no wonder our graduates go on to such diverse and successful careers. This degree will prepare you for a career in international organisations, business, finance, government institutions, agencies, and the media.

It will provide you with specific knowledge in three core areas: International Relations theory and concepts, global institutions, and contemporary issues in international affairs.

You’ll be able to choose topics from a variety of electives including ‘International Human Rights’, ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’, ‘Foreign Policy Analysis’, ‘Diplomatic Studies’, ‘US Grand Strategy’, ‘Global Energy Politics’, and ‘Critical Globalization Studies’.

Our programme is designed to offer you a specialisation as you progress with your degree, according to your main area of interest. You can also take courses which allow you to specialise in the International Relations of different regions, including the USA, Latin America, the EU, Asia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

We'll introduce you to the main concepts and approaches to the study of international relations and encourage you to analyse, interpret and evaluate world political events and issues.

It’s a broad remit as you’ll investigate security, nationalism and warfare while also addressing politics within international law and institutions, the global economy, and issues related to development and developing states.

**Top 5 Reasons to Study International Relations at Richmond:**
- Acquire an analytical grasp of contemporary social, political and economic issues as well as conflicts at international and regional level

- Broaden your perspective by understanding the main actors and institutions in the international system and their impact on society

- Gain vital work experience with an international internship, enhancing your career opportunities, while building experience with writing in a range of professional formats from project evaluations, policy briefs and policy-maker profiles to NGO campaign analyses and project grant applications.

- Take part in field trips to the European Parliament, Council and Commission and NATO in Brussels and the International Court of Justice in the Hague

- Learn from faculty academics leading research in specialist areas from ‘US Grand Strategy’ to ‘International Human Rights’

**Career Paths**
Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields including government (for instance, the Diplomatic Service and Ministry of Defence in the UK), NGOs, charities, social enterprises, journalism, banking, research and policy think tanks, consultancies, humanitarian organisations and international organisations.

Modules

Students can choose from a variety of electives that cover a range of subjects in a national, regional and global context.

Year 1 Core Modules: Foundation of Politics, The Global Cold War, Comparative Political Systems, Research & Writing I, Creative Expression, Rich World Poor World, Introduction to International Relations, Probability and Statistics I, Research & Writing II, Scientific Reasoning.

Year 2 Core Modules: Evolution of International Systems, Major Political Thinkers, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Global Governance, Global Development Politics, Research Methods and Practices, Security Studies.

Year 3 Core Modules: Senior Seminar I, The Politics of International Law, International Relations Theory, Senior Seminar II, International Political Economy.

Elective modules available in all years except year 1.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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