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International Relations (including foundation year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BA International Relations (including foundation year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. Our compulsory English language and academic skills module supplements your academic subjects. You explore all major areas of international relations, including conflict and security studies, international political economy, political theory, and the use of modern research techniques that impact upon political theory. Our rigorous and challenging teaching inspires you to push the boundaries of knowledge. Whatever the political questions that interest you, you go beyond simply arguing about them, instead seeking the evidence needed to answer them. In your second year you explore the fundamentals of international relations and politics and choose from an impressive range of optional modules. You develop your research skills and critically examine different theoretical approaches. In your final year you choose modules that interest you most. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 86 2

    61st out of 79 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 53%

    52nd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 71%

    42nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    38th

    6

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