Students studying BSc International Relations will be able to select from a wide range of options broadly focused on four key areas: international security and statecraft, international law and organisations, international political economy and international relations theory. The programme will involve an examination of the different characters and circumstances of states and the implications of the uneven distribution of resources on the international system and international order. Students can select from a wide variety of optional courses, including those focused on conflict and peacebuilding, visual international politics and nuclear weapons.
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For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc International Relations programme page.
Students who have taken and passed at least one language course in each year of their degree can opt to receive a language specialism attached to their degree certificate and transcript. The three courses must be consecutively harder in level, for example: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Students must take all courses in the same language (French, Spanish, German, Mandarin or Russian) in order to qualify for the specialism. Degree certificates which include a language specialism will state the language in the title, for example: BSc International Relations (with French).