International Relations study in the UK

International Relations in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for International Relations.

UK International Relations Courses

Introduction to International Relations

In an increasingly globalised world, it is more and more important to examine the interactions and dynamics between governments, countries and organisations; to analyse the influences inter-dependencies the conflicts between them. It is a branch of political science that allows for critical thinking about the rise of popular movements, democracy, sovereignty, terrorism, human rights, poverty, and ecological issues.

This subject covers such themes such as global danger and external intervention in conflicts and issues relating to the nature power, its forms and the ways it can be exploited or resisted.

Careers in International Relations

Students who have graduated with degrees in international relations will have a solid background that will enable them to work as diplomats, journalists, politicians, and researchers or with development/aid/international charities as well.

International Relations Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study International Relations in the UK?

To learn more about the best International Relations courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Politics and International Studies universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 below:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. London School of Economics
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. SOAS, University of London
  5. King’s College London
  6. University College London
  7. University of Essex
  8. University of Edinburgh
  9. University of Warwick
  10. University of Manchester

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