What will I learn?

**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.Their workplaces have included the Embassy of Dominican Republic, the European Commission, Moody’s Investors Service, KPMG, The ECB, the Federal Reserve Bank, Microsoft Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the US Department of Homeland Security.

Which department am I in?

Richmond, The American International University in London

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,750.00 (US$ 19,666) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2023

Venue

Main Site

Queen's Road,

Richmond,

Richmond Upon Thames,

TW10 6JP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,750.00 (US$ 19,666) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2022

Venue

Main Site

Queen's Road,

Richmond,

Richmond Upon Thames,

TW10 6JP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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