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International Relations BA

UCAS code: L250

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Relations is an interdepartmental multi-disciplinary programme addressing key global challenges, issues and approaches to politics. This three-year undergraduate course will provide you with a sophisticated understanding of International Relations, both as a subject of academic study and as intellectual preparation for a wide range of career choices. You will develop the ability to handle a broad range of evidence, analyse complex issues and present arguments in a clear, concise and effective manner, both orally and in writing.

Key benefits

  • King's is a leading centre for the study of international relations, conflict and conflict resolutions. Your learning will be supported by leading international experts who work closely with governments, armed forces and NGOs globally, including specialists on all the major regions of the world.
  • The degree features a variety of modules, enabling you to develop your specialist interests covering a wide range of diverse areas.
  • This course draws cross-departmental expertise from War Studies, European & International Studies and The Dickson Poon School of Law.
  • King’s location in the heart of London, gives unparalleled access to government, the media, museums, as well as major libraries and research institutes.
  • Our graduates go on to work in numerous sectors including in the UK and governments around the world, NGOs, International Organisations such as the UN, EU and NATO, they pursue careers in diplomacy, political analysis, journalism and much more.
  • The department is in an unrivalled location in central London close to government, the City of London, the Imperial War Museum, leading NGOs and research institutions.

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields including government (most commonly in Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs in the UK and abroad), academia, journalism, banking (often in emerging markets or risk analysis), research and policy think-tanks, humanitarian organisations and international organisations.

 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Defence Analyst, Vision Gain
  • Parliamentary Assistant, House of Commons
  • Army Officer, British Army
  • Special Constable, Metropolitan Police
  • Consultant, Ernst & Young
  • Trainee Accountant, a legal practice
  • Account Executive, IT re-seller
  • Accounts Assistance, IJS Global
  • Creative Writer, Groupon

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields including government (most commonly in Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs in the UK and abroad), academia, journalism, banking (often in emerging markets or risk analysis), research and policy think-tanks, humanitarian organisations and international organisations.

 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Defence Analyst, Vision Gain
  • Parliamentary Assistant, House of Commons
  • Army Officer, British Army
  • Special Constable, Metropolitan Police
  • Consultant, Ernst & Young
  • Trainee Accountant, a legal practice
  • Account Executive, IT re-seller
  • Accounts Assistance, IJS Global
  • Creative Writer, Groupon

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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