The BA degree in International Relations prepares students for a career in international organisations, business, finance, government institutions, agencies, and the media. Cosmopolitan individuals with a strategic approach and strong awareness of contemporary political issues have the opportunity to expand their extensive skill set.
This degree provides specific knowledge on three core areas: International relations theory and concepts, global institutions, and contemporary issues in international affairs. Students can choose from a variety of electives that cover a range of subjects in a national, regional and global context. Our programme is designed to offer you a specialisation as you progress with your degree, according to your main area of interest.
International Relations at Richmond focuses on theoretical knowledge, encouraging students to assess and understand the main actors and institutions within international systems. In particular, students engage with questions of security, nationalism and warfare while also addressing politics within international law and institutions, the global economy, and issues related to the development and developing states.
Top 5 reasons to study this programme
- Acquire an analytical grasp of contemporary social, political and economic issues as well as conflicts at international and regional level.
- Understand who are the main actors and institutions in the international system and their impact on society.
- Gain vital work experience in the marketplace with an international internship for a career within leading governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations.
- 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’.