International Relations at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Our BA International Relations degree will provide you with the knowledge to understand responses to international political, economic and social challenges since the mid twentieth century. Choosing to enrol on our International Relations degree will give you the opportunity to study politics in regional and global contexts, examine challenges to foreign policy decision making and consider problems of security, conflict, international development and international politics of dynamic regions. Our International Relations degree will develop your understanding of conflicts between states and their ability, or inability, to cooperate. If you are interested in going beyond the headlines on international affairs, this is the course for you. The BA (Hons) International Relations degree blends concepts with case studies to equip you with specific methods of analysis in international relations – the kind of analytical skills that employers value.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

On our International Relations degree you can expect to undertake a range of assessment methods, from a journalistic piece or a book review, to a film analysis or a political simulation. You will also complete a final-year dissertation on a topic of your own choice. If you spend the third year of your degree working or studying abroad, your degree award is worked out in the same proportion noted above, and you will additionally be eligible for a Diploma in International Studies.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course.

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £22000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £22000 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
International Relations at Loughborough University - UCAS