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BScInternational Relations

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Is the world entering a new period of conflict and instability? What causes war? Why is global poverty greater now than at anytime in living memory? Can we tame globalization? Do ideas of justice and democracy have a place in global politics or is it simply power politics all the way down?

Programme structure

Provides a thorough grounding for the understanding and analysis of international relations.
Enables students to understand contemporary international relations and the forces that are reshaping global politics in the 21st century.

Develops students’ knowledge of the foreign and security policies of the major actors in world politics, including the key states such as the USA, and the principal institutions such as the UN and the WTO.
Offers students the opportunity to study specific global issues (e.g., arms control and security governance, migration, development) and regions (from Europe to Latin America) in depth.

Integrates theory and practice, thereby providing a broad based training for a wide range of careers, including those in international organisations, NGOs, the civil service, political and advocacy organisations, journalism, teaching, international law, and the business and corporate sector.
The key features of this programme are breadth, depth, flexibility and choice:

Breadth is achieved by studying across the essential subfields of political theory, global politics, public policy, and political analysis, and in delivering rigorous training in research methods.

Depth is achieved through the range of compulsory modules in Year 2, which build on the foundations delivered in Year 1, and which together provide the knowledge and understanding required of an international relations degree.

Flexibility is achieved through the optional module capacity in each year of study, which provides for specialisation as your knowledge and understanding of the discipline develops, and through the dissertation in Year 3, which is pursued in a topic of your choice in international relations.

Choice is achieved by way of the wide selection of available options, which enable you to deepen your knowledge in those areas of most interest to you.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture. We explain the degree skills which are taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.

The skills you will acquire are in high demand. Our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike, with recent graduates employed in parliament, banking, media, the public sector, the armed forces and international organisations. Many also progress to higher degrees and then to lectureships and professorships in universities in the UK and overseas.

Councillor Paul Holmes is a graduate of Politics and International Relations. “Not only did I receive a degree from an internationally recognised university, I also made some great friends,” he said. “I would very much recommend studying at Southampton. It is a genuinely nice place with great facilities, friendly staff and great course mates.”

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States