University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Relations (including a Foundation Year)

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Course summary

International Relations at Chester delivers a unique blend of theoretical and practical tools to help you understand the changing nature of today’s world. Our strong, innovative teaching team – which may include specialist guest lecturers – and offers of visits to political institutions, help to provide a safe environment conducive to debate and reflection upon the issues of the day. International Relations is approached through diverse world lenses which explore and critique significant and urgent global issues and their responses today. The breadth and depth of this course, coupled with the international research and teaching expertise of staff, provides students with a strong foundation in international relations from multiple world perspectives. Students will be introduced to real world examples, and theoretical and practical approaches to the key issues in international relations today. A unique blend of theoretical and practical skills are gained through the course to enable graduates to contribute to an understanding of the changing nature of the world around us. We offer students the opportunity to realise their full intellectual potential in a safe environment that is conducive to learning and debate. This is an internationally research-informed course that offers students multiple world perspectives on the key global issues affecting the world today. The programme team comprises active researchers and specialists who are committed to providing a transformative and world-informed education that contributes to greater global citizenship. Our passionate International Relations team share a number of research awards and local and international teaching awards. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, with most forms being coursework based, including essays, reports and posters. You may also be assessed via written (seen and unseen) examinations as well as presentations.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L251
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
Chester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives), e.g. Biology, Maths or Chemistry, or GCSE Maths at grade C.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
72%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
International Relations (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS