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30 Mar 2017 570 2 mins Share

Study International Relations abroad – read between the lines!

Diversify your career with a degree in International Relations abroad that encompasses the study about different nations and everything in between!

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Study international relations abroad

International Relations is the study of different nations and their economical, political and cultural relationships with one another. It’s a diverse field that calls for general know-how about almost all countries.

Typical sought-after careers in International Relations are – diplomats, lobbyists, political analysts, international lawyers, international specialists and so on.

As a student pursuing International Relations, you will be in high demand by many employers around the world because of your exceptional communication and language skills, an extensive knowledge about domestic and international politics and rich interdisciplinary skills. And this means you can apply for jobs at any corner of the world.

Where can I study International Relations?

You can study International Relations in countries like Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, the USA and UK. Check out the list of universities below where you can apply for either a postgraduate (masters) or undergraduate (bachelors) degree in International Relations –

1. Canada

For an undergraduate degree, you can apply at –

For a postgraduate degree, you can apply at –

  • Brock University
  • McMaster University

2. Australia

For an undergraduate degree, you can apply at –

  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • The University of Queensland
  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)

For a postgraduate degree, you can apply at –

3. Ireland

For an undergraduate degree, you can apply at –

For a postgraduate degree, you can apply at –

4. The Netherlands

For a postgraduate degree, you can apply at –

  • University of Groningen
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Radboud University
  • Utrecht University
  • Vrije Universiteit University
  • Leiden University
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam

5. United States

For an undergraduate degree, you can apply at –

  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Creighton University
  • Beloit College
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Iowa
  • Virginia commonwealth University

For a postgraduate degree, you can apply at –

6. United Kingdom

For an undergraduate degree, you can apply at –

  • Aston University
  • University of East London
  • University of Bristol
  • De Montfort University
  • Plymouth University
  • London South Bank University

For a postgraduate degree, you can apply at –

  • University of Kent
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Northampton
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Keele University
  • Oxford Brookes University

Where can I apply for a job with a degree in International Relations?

Jobs that are directly related to the degree are –

  1. Public affairs Consultant
  2. Public Relations Account Executive
  3. Social Researcher
  4. Politician’s Assistant and
  5. Civil Service Fast Streamer

Jobs where your degree might be useful are –

  1. Charity Officer
  2. Forensic Accountant
  3. Local Government Officer
  4. Market Researcher
  5. Journalist and
  6. Stockbroker

Other notable employers who hire International Relations graduates are the United Nations, the European Commission, the Civil Service and several NGOs and public sectors.

How much will I earn?

According to a 2016 data of, the median annual salary for programme managers, with masters in International Relations, working in NGOs was nearly $40,000. Those with masters degrees in international relations, holding other job designations receive following:

  • Intelligence analyst: $39,788–$103,643
  • Foundation program officer: $40,598–$102,428
  • Research associate: $32,229–$71,766

Check what the stats below say (source: Payscale)

 another one for you:

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the annual median salary of translators and interpreters in May 2015 was $44,190, with a projected growth of 29% by 2024.

You can also check what says about International Relations salaries in the USA. 

A career in International Relations is quite daunting where you need to be smart and witty and of course read between the lines! 

What's next? Speak to our advisors to know more about the above course and how to apply for it. 

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