International Relations Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

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International Relations Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University
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This innovative course allows you to gain a sense of how to make informed choices that have an impact at the local, national and international levels. Combine with another Joint Honours degree subject to create your perfect degree. Why choose this course?

International Relations is the study and understanding of the changing world in which we live. It explores relations between:

  • states
  • peoples
  • social movements
  • cultural and religious communities.

Its major focus is diplomatic relations – war, peace, conflict and cooperation – but also:

  • international communication
  • terrorism
  • the role of the media
  • protest and resistance to established power.

You will analyse complex and challenging situat…

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This innovative course allows you to gain a sense of how to make informed choices that have an impact at the local, national and international levels. Combine with another Joint Honours degree subject to create your perfect degree. Why choose this course?

International Relations is the study and understanding of the changing world in which we live. It explores relations between:

  • states
  • peoples
  • social movements
  • cultural and religious communities.

Its major focus is diplomatic relations – war, peace, conflict and cooperation – but also:

  • international communication
  • terrorism
  • the role of the media
  • protest and resistance to established power.

You will analyse complex and challenging situations. You will take roles in simulation exercises and try to understand how crises are managed and problems are handled by getting into the minds of different participants. This will:

  • build your confidence
  • give you presentation and advocacy skills
  • give you understanding across cultural barriers.

Teaching is informed by regionally aligned research strengths in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts.

This course will help you develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our worlds. This opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, fostering the skills, imagination, understanding and flexibility which employers demand.

Joint Honours Degree combinations and UCAS codes

Joint Honours International Relations is taken in combination with one or two of the following subjects as part of the BA Joint Honours programme. The numbers in the brackets is the UCAS code for a Joint Honours degree in International Relations alongside the listed subject:

  • Communication and Society (LL32)
  • English (LQ23)
  • European Studies (LR29)
  • Film and TV (PL32)
  • French (RL12)
  • German (RL22)
  • Global Studies (LL92)
  • History (LV21)
  • Italian (RL3F)
  • Linguistics (QL12)
  • Mandarin Chinese (L2T1)
  • Media (LP23)
  • Philosophy (VL52)
  • Spanish (RL42)
  • TESOL (L2X1).

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What will I study?

International Relations must be combined with another subject to create your degree programme.

Find out more about our degree combinations including International Relations:

  • BA (Hons) English and International Relations (LQ23)
  • BA (Hons) Film and TV and International Relations (PL32)
  • BA (Hons) French and International Relations (RL12)
  • BA (Hons) German and International Relations (RL22)
  • BA (Hons) Global Studies and International Relations (LL92)
  • BA (Hons) History and International Relations (LV21)
  • BA (Hons) International Relations and Communication and Society (LL32)
  • BA (Hons) International Relations and European Studies (LR29)
  • BA (Hons) International Relations and Mandarin Chinese (L2T1)
  • BA (Hons) International Relations and TESOL (L2X1)
  • BA (Hons) Italian and International Relations (RL3F)
  • BA (Hons) Linguistics and International Relations (QL12)
  • BA (Hons) Media and International Relations (LP23)
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and International Relations (VL52)
  • BA (Hons) Spanish and International Relations (RL42)

Extra opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for students in the School of Arts and Humanities. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enable students to take part in optional:

  • International exchange
  • Work placements
  • Learn or improve language skills

Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers, learn another language, experience other cultures and travel the globe - all as part of your degree. Our international exchange partners include universities in:

  • Australia
  • Europe
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Thailand.

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Books and library resources
In our library you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books including those on your reading list. The library also stocks periodicals that focus on International Relations, Politics and Foreign Affairs forums. Clifton campus has its own Blackwell's Bookshop which stocks relevant academic texts plus a wide range of best selling novels.

IT resources
Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across Clifton campus, with PCs providing access to:

  • Microsoft Office
  • email
  • web browsing
  • networked file storage
  • high-speed online printing services (with a free printing allowance for each student).

Resource rooms are available 24 hours a day.

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