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Course summary

Course Overview Are you interested in learning how the big issues in international affairs shape our world? Our BA (Hons) International Relations Foundation Entry equips you with analytical skills and real-world knowledge that prepare you for a career in international relations. Why study with us

  • Our core IR team includes international renowned experts in a variety of fields with real world experience in intelligence and security.
  • You’ll gain invaluable skills through taking part in the model United Nations conference as part of your second year.
  • You can shape your degree to your own passion through one of our eleven different pathways: British Politics, World History, Asia Pacific, Philosophy, Russian, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Spanish or Japanese
What you'll do
  • The course is ideal for anyone who aspires to work in one of the fields of international relations, learning both the theories and skills required. The Foundation Entry is especially suitable for those who are returning to education after a spell elsewhere or who may come from a non-traditional education route.
  • You’ll consider traditional and non-traditional approaches to security, including intelligence analysis, international political economy and the climate crisis, structures of international organisations and much more.
  • The pathways, available after completion of the foundation year, allow you to specialise in a particular area or skill that is relevant to International Relations.
Future Careers Studying our BA (Hons) in International Relations opens the door to a career in security, diplomacy, the civil service, politics, international business or journalism.


Please visit The University of Central Lancashire’s website for the latest information about our modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

GCSEs: 5 at C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5

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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

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £9,250, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
International Relations (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS