University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Relations and Diplomacy (Hague Exchange)

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Course summary

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BA (Hons) International Relations and Diplomacy (with optional year in The Hague) Do you aspire to a career in international affairs, diplomatic circles and global politics? Offering unique opportunities for a year-long study exchange in The Hague, this degree explores the political, social and economic challenges facing countries worldwide. Why choose this course? You will develop in-depth knowledge of international affairs, advocacy, democracy, human rights, social policy and global security. This enables you to analyse latest events in world affairs to become a better informed global citizen. Is this course for you? BA (Hons) International Relations and Diplomacy will inspire anyone interested in peace-building initiatives and promoting good relations between people, communities and countries. It is truly international and interdisciplinary, so you will engage with a broad range of subjects. How you will learn Linking theories directly to practice, we offer specialist training in areas such as arbitration, conflict resolution and diplomacy. Through our partnerships in the wider diplomatic community, there are opportunities for internships with international institutions, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and charities. Opportunities and experiences You can study part of your degree in the legal capital of the world at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. There are fascinating fieldtrips too, including visits to the Foreign Office and embassies plus a week-long stay in Geneva taking in the United Nations Office. Careers and employability BA (Hons) International Relations and Diplomacy makes you highly competitive in the graduate employment market. It prepares you for rewarding careers in embassies, global agencies, development organisations, transnational corporations, and diplomatic communities.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeL250
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.
A level BBC At least a grade C at A level in any Social Science subjects such as Politics, History, Sociology or Geography (or equivalent qualification)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C(or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Relations and Diplomacy (Hague Exchange) at University of Derby - UCAS