What will I learn?

International Relations is approached through diverse world lenses which explore and critique significant and urgent global issues and their responses today.

Course overview

The breadth and depth of this course, coupled with the international research and teaching expertise of staff, provides students with a strong foundation in international relations from multiple world perspectives. Students will be introduced to real world examples and theoretical and practical approaches to the key issues in international relations today. All regions of the world are explored and a full range of international relations topics such as war, conflict, diplomacy and peace-building; security, insecurity and terrorism; international political economy; humanitarian intervention, sustainability; state and non-state actors; social and political movements are covered.

Why study this course with us?

International Relations at Chester is an internationally research-informed course that offers students multiple world perspectives on the key global issues affecting the world today. A unique blend of theoretical and practical skills are gained through the course to enable graduates to contribute to an understanding of the changing nature of the world around us. The programme team comprises active researchers and specialists who are committed to providing a transformative and world-informed education that contributes to greater global citizenship.

We are proud of our National Student Survey results for intellectual rigour and offer students the opportunity to realise their full intellectual potential in a safe environment that is conducive to learning and debate.

Teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, workshops, seminars, group-based discussions and debates using multiple approaches to learning.


You will be assessed in a variety of different ways, including coursework that comprises essays, research portfolios, reports, presentations and reviews.

Job prospects

Graduates of this programme will be well-prepared for roles and responsibilities that require careful assessment of topics and agendas of migration, conflict and peace-building, terrorism, power, diplomacy, international trade, poverty, and international cooperation. Graduates may also go on to further study in a range of disciplines that deal with topics such as the changing political, economic and cultural relations within the international system of the modern era.

Which department am I in?

Social and Political Science

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,750.00 (US$ 16,866) per year
The tuition fees for international students studying undergraduate programmes in the 2021/22 academic year are £12,750. This fee is set for each year of study. There may be slight increase in the year 2022/23 entry.

This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022



Parkgate Road,



CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To include A-level Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Social Science, World Development, Applied Science

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


About University of Chester

The University of Chester is home to students from 130 countries and is the #2 University in the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020).

  • Ranked #2 the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020)
  • 200+ courses available with a focus on practical learning
  • Diverse international student body
  • Guaranteed accommodation for international students

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