University of Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Relations

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Course summary

Our International Relations degree will help you understand the complexities of relationships between different countries and how they engage with each other to effectively manage a wide range of problems on a global scale. Our International Relations degree will help you understand the relationships between different countries: how they compete with one another over power and interests, and how they engage in collaboration to manage a wide range of problems on a global scale. International Relations is a distinct academic discipline, but it is by its nature interdisciplinary. This means on this degree you will learn from a range of disciplines, such as politics, history, geography, economics, and law. On the International Relations BA you will develop the all-round skills needed for a modern working world: critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and creativity. We have a large and vibrant international student communities, with 10,000 international students from approximately 150 different countries.

Course details


Please see course page on our website for a full list and detailed description of modules on offer:

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
International Relations at University of Birmingham - UCAS