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BAInternational Relations

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

If you have a keen interest in global affairs and the changing world in which we live, this International Relations course is ideal for you.

Why choose this course?

You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience with a work placement, and if you wish, you can study abroad for one term in your second year as part of the Erasmus foreign exchange network
Teaching is informed by regionally aligned research strengths in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, sub-saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts.
This course will help you to develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our world.
Studying International Relations opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, with our graduates going on to work in UK government departments, international aid agencies and a wide range of non-governmental organisations.
Our BA (Hons) International Relations course achieved some fantastic results in the National Student Survey (2014). Here is just a few things that our students said about the course:
93% of our full time BA (Hons) International Relations students agree that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching
97% of our full time BA (Hons) International Relations students agree that staff are good at explaining things
94% of our full time BA (Hons) International Relations students agree that the course is intellectually stimulating and that staff have made the subject interesting.
For more details about our BA (Hons) International Relations course you can request a course brochure. Open days are also a great way to find out more about our courses and experience NTU for yourself. Find out when our open days are taking place and book your place. If you can’t make it in person why not take a virtual tour?

Joint Honours courses are offered by the School of Art and Humanities and are available at our Clifton campus.

Programme structure

What will I study?
During this course you will look at complex situations which are exciting and challenging to analyse. You will take roles in simulation exercises and try to understand how crises are managed and problems are handled by getting into the minds of different participants. This will build your confidence, give you presentation and advocacy skills, and an understanding across cultural barriers.

You will be given the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in geographical areas by choosing optional modules in Year two and Year three.

Year One
Core modules

Who’s who in International Relations?
Foundations and Challenges to International Relations
International Relations and Global History
British Politics in the Global Age
Political Ideologies in conflict
Year Two
Core modules

Researching Politics and International Relations
Understanding Foreign Policy
Optional modules

Working within International Contexts
Global Political Economy
Change and World Order: International Institutions and Non-state Actors
International Security
Contemporary European Politics
Politics of European Integration
Identity, Class, and Nation
A Foreign Language
Year Three
Core modules

Dissertation
States, Nationalisms and Identity
Optional modules

The Politics and International Relations of SouthEast Asia
The International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa
Power and Politics in the EU
Political Violence and Terror
Russian Politics and Society

Career opportunities

Your career development
Career development is seen as a major part of this course. Key transferable skills including communication, time-management, problem solving and team working are emphasised. There are opportunities to develop links with relevant organisations and potential employers.

When you graduate you will be well placed to embark on a successful career in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors. You may be keen to pursue a career in relevant government departments, international aid agencies and development agencies. In the private sector, organisations are increasingly looking for graduates with an understanding of international and global events and processes.

The job titles below give an indication of the careers our recent International Relations graduates are following:*

International Citizens Service Applications Officer
Customer Services Manager
Public Relations and Press Intern
Teacher
Recruitment Administrator
*Taken from the Nottingham Trent University Graduate Destinations Database 2008 – 2013.

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