International Relations and Asian Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our BA International Relations and Asian Studies course explores the growth of Asia's economic and political influence on global affairs. You'll delve into key themes such as the evolution of the Asian continent and the complex challenges of global politics. Our teaching is underpinned by the work of our Asia Research Institute and Taiwan Research Hub, which address the major political, social, and economic challenges of the region. This means you'll be learning from experts who are at the forefront of research and policymaking in Asia. You'll also have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the culture of the region as you can spend your second year studying at either our China or Malaysia campus. Optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals, whether you're interested in environmental governance, security, the media, or social and global justice. Our graduates have found success in a range of roles across the private, public, and charitable sectors. You could work as a parliamentary assistant, councillor, civil servant, researcher, or data analyst. Graduate destinations have included AON, the BBC, Citibank, Civil Service, House of Commons, and Unison. By studying with us, you'll gain valuable insights into the evolving relationships between Asia and the West and develop the skills you need to thrive in a changing global landscape.


In year one, you will cover topics like international relations, comparative politics, and Asian politics. Optional modules explore controversies in British politics and key political ideas and historical developments. The intention is for you to spend your second year studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia, where teaching will be in English. Please note, in the event of government or University restrictions on study abroad are in place at the intended year of study, you will then study the modules on the UK pathway. In China, you will explore the country's modern political history, economy and society, developing research techniques. You can also choose to study the Mandarin language. In Malaysia, you will examine Asia Pacific relations and developing an understanding of the Malay world. You can choose to delve further into the country's culture, economy and security. In your final year, you have the option to complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice in international relations and Asian studies. You'll be allocated a dedicated supervisor to support you. You will also select from a wide range of optional modules that allow you to specialise in the areas that interest you.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 80% Overall

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any element

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £20500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £20500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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International Relations and Asian Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS