International Relations and Asian Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

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? Our BA International Relations and Asian Studies will give you insights into the latest political and international relations developments within Asia and 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 tailor your degree to your interests and career goals in areas such as environmental governance, security, the media, and social and global justice. You will graduate with specialist knowledge and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.


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.

How to apply

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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

Student Outcomes

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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