King's College London

Course Introduction

BA International Relations is an interdepartmental programme addressing key challenges, issues and approaches to politics as a global activity. Pathways for specialisation ensure rounded interrogation of the subject and support subsequent career success.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to international relations (war studies); international history (war studies); introduction to international economics (European and international studies); contemporary security issues (war studies); conflict and diplomacy (war studies). Year 2: Governance, institutions and non'state actors in global politics (war studies); contemporary international relations theory (war studies); international political economy (European and international studies); foreign policy analysis (European and international studies); Year 3: Dissertation (compulsory); indicative options: conflict resolution; crises in world politics; us foreign policy; justice and human rights in international relations; terrorism; development and security; china/ or India/ or Africa/ or Brazil in international relations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher AAAAB
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 63%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 82%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 77%

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 35
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 59%

Total Coursework: 41%

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