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International Relations BA (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

International Relations is approached through diverse world lenses which explore and critique significant and urgent global issues and their responses today.

Course overview

The breadth and depth of this course, coupled with the international research and teaching expertise of staff, provides students with a strong foundation in international relations from multiple world perspectives. Students will be introduced to real world examples and theoretical and practical approaches to the key issues in international relations today. All regions of the world are explored and a full range of international relations topics such as war, conflict, diplomacy and peace-building; security, insecurity and terrorism; international political economy; humanitarian intervention, sustainability; state and non-state actors; social and political movements are covered.

Why study this course with us?

International Relations at Chester is an internationally research-informed course that offers students multiple world perspectives on the key global issues affecting the world today. A unique blend of theoretical and practical skills are gained through the course to enable graduates to contribute to an understanding of the changing nature of the world around us. The programme team comprises active researchers and specialists who are committed to providing a transformative and world-informed education that contributes to greater global citizenship.

We are proud of our National Student Survey results for intellectual rigour and offer students the opportunity to realise their full intellectual potential in a safe environment that is conducive to learning and debate.

Teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, workshops, seminars, group-based discussions and debates using multiple approaches to learning.


You will be assessed in a variety of different ways, including coursework that comprises essays, research portfolios, reports, presentations and reviews.

Job prospects

Graduates of this programme will be well-prepared for roles and responsibilities that require careful assessment of topics and agendas of migration, conflict and peace-building, terrorism, power, diplomacy, international trade, poverty, and international cooperation. Graduates may also go on to further study in a range of disciplines that deal with topics such as the changing political, economic and cultural relations within the international system of the modern era.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

12,750per year

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

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University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 86 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    103 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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