International Relations study in the UK

International Relations in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for International Relations.

UK International Relations Courses

Introduction to International Relations

International Relations is a branch of political science that examines the role of states, international alliances, NGOs and multinational companies in an increasingly globalised world. International Relations deals with issues like sovereignty, environmentalism, development and human rights in the context of global affairs and is also concerned with the policies of individual states.

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The subject will show you how the world works and how power structures are made, unmade, exploited and resisted. It is therefore an excellent preparation for a career in the civil service, politics and diplomacy.

Careers in International Relations

International Relations graduates will be equipped with the skills needed to unravel the complex network of factors that cause events in one part of the globe to have unlikely consequences in another. As such, roles in research, journalism, social policy or development and different branches of politics are all popular avenues for graduates to pursue.

International Relations Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study International Relations in the UK?

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