We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

I AGREE
Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

International Relations BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Do you ever look at the issues the global community faces and wonder why they haven't been dealt with yet? On this BA (Hons) International Relations degree course, you'll learn skills and knowledge you need to help solve these problems.You'll examine international issues such as the causes of conflict, the challenges of managing migration and the global rise of populism. You'll look at current problems, and the response of government agents.This will set you up for a career in government, security and intelligence. You could work with international institutions, such as the UN or international charities. You'll be equally suited to take your studies to postgraduate level.92% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)**What you'll experience**On this course you'll:- Analyse the latest topics and issues in international relations by taking part in 'pop-up seminars' with staff and your peers- Learn from staff who are members of the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR), the UK's largest research centre of its kind- Have the opportunity to publish your work in our student journal- Develop career-enhancing skills alongside your academic study with skills training, opportunities to do work experience and the chance to learn another language- Do a detailed academic analysis of major recent international events, such as the Ukraine Crisis, the 'Occupy' movement, the rise of ISIS and the effects of the Arab Spring- Tailor your degree by choosing optional modules that match your interests and career ambitions- Have the chance to study abroad at one of our partner institutions – for example, Science Po Strasbourg (France), Maastricht University (Netherlands), Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Nebraska Omaha (US), and University of Szeged (Hungary)**Optional pathways**On this course, you can study history or international development alongside your international relations degree. This will lead to one of these awards at the end of the course:- BA (Hons) International Relations with History- BA (Hons) International Relations with International Development**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can support you in identifying postgraduate study opportunities or help you find a job that puts your skills to work.What can you do with an International Relations degree?Graduates from this degree have gone on to careers in areas such as:- government- the security services- international organisations like the UN- international charities such as Amnesty International and the Red Cross- policy research- media and international business consultancy- political risk analysis- public relationsWhat jobs can you do with an International Relations degree?Job roles former students have gone on to include:- parliamentary researcher- political advisor- public affairs consultant- social researcher- political risk analyst- conference organiser- local government administratorAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career."The staff were just amazing, they are super friendly and really have a passion for their individual interests as well as what the students are interested in. The best thing I did at University of Portsmouth was my dissertation. It was so open and so free that I could really choose what I wanted." – Jemma Humphries, BA Hons International Relations student

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 85 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    103 47%

    70th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    49th

    35

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!