What will I learn?

The University of Buckingham is:o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focuso Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)o Consistently ranked in the top 5 in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)o Small group teaching focused – excellent student:staff ratioo Flexible – start your course in September or JanuaryThe three-year BA in International Studies is designed for students who need additional preparation prior to undergraduate level study. The first year of the programme is intended to provide a foundation in both knowledge and academic skills for the more specialist subjects in years two and three. Students’ progression onto the BA International programme is subject to regulations for the Foundation Stage of three year degree programmes.An important feature of the modern world, which is widely recognised and commented upon by businesses, journalists, politicians and teachers alike, is its increasing interdependence and internationalisation. Your ability to read this message on the World Wide Web is itself a manifestation of the power of ideas to transcend national boundaries with great rapidity and at low cost. Technology has proved to be an agent which encourages co-operation across national boundaries. Technological developments in transport, telecommunications and computing have encouraged economic changes such as the decline in barriers to trade, the internationalisation of financial markets, the rise of global companies, and a massive increase in the volume of international trade in goods and services.These trends have been accompanied by political developments such as the rise of regional trading groupings of countries, international efforts to agree about common legal and technical rules to govern business dealings, arguments about tax competition between countries, as well as increasing concern about the environmental consequences associated with world economic development. Enormous social tensions arise as these international forces come into conflict with long established ways of doing things in every country. Political and social systems are in a continuous process of adjustment to an increasingly open world.The International Studies programme at Buckingham gives you an opportunity to learn about these fundamental problems. With students coming to Buckingham from over 80 countries, it is an ideal environment to learn about matters of international concern and to discuss them with people from differing cultural backgrounds. The programme is inter-disciplinary and covers economic, political, legal, historical and cultural dimensions. Graduates from the International Studies programme will have acquired a knowledge of economics sufficient to analyse and understand the global marketplace; a familiarity with political systems in a range of different countries; and a good historical understanding of how the international framework has evolved over time.Students wishing to pursue careers in the media, journalism, international business, politics, diplomacy or education will find the programme particularly attractive.

Which department am I in?

International Studies

Study options

Full time including foundation year (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£18,480.00 (US$ 25,162) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

12 January 2022

Venue

Main Site

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Full time including foundation year (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£18,546.00 (US$ 25,252) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

18 January 2023

Venue

Main Site

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a HSGD with a GPA 3.0 plus one of: A score of 1100+ on the SAT (out of 1600); Advanced Placement tests (APT) three subjects with a score of 4 or 5; ACTs with a minimum of 26 plus three SATS with minimum scores of 600 in each; One year US university with a GPA 3.0; Combinations of any of the above are also acceptable. Students with foundation Programme will be considered. All students will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration. IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

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

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