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How will the West adapt to the growth of Asia’s economic and political influence on global affairs? How might this shift in power affect the world order? How will relationships between Asia and the West evolve? BA International Relations and Asian Studies will give you insights into the latest international relations developments between Asia and the rest of the world. You will study key themes such as the evolution of the Asian continent, and the complex challenges of global politics. Teaching is underpinned by the work of our Asia Research Institute which addresses the major political, social and economic challenges of the region. You’ll be fully immersed in the culture of the region when you spend your second year studying at either our China or Malaysia campus. Through a range of optional modules you can specialise in areas such as environmental governance, security, the media, immigration and citizenship. You could also study Mandarin if you go to China.
In year one, you will typically take modules in international relations, political theory, comparative politics, and contemporary Asia. You will learn to compare political institutions and behaviour in western liberal democracies, gaining a thorough understanding of the history of political ideas. You will spend your second year studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia (teaching is in English). In China, you will explore the country's modern political history, economy, governance and society, developing research techniques, and can also study the Mandarin language. In Malaysia, you will look at global media and communication, examining Asia Pacific relations and developing an understanding of the Malay world. In your final year, you can complete a dissertation and will select optional modules covering a range of topics.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4); European Baccalaureate - 75% Overall
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any element|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.