Keele University

International Business and International Relations Keele University Degree level: Undergraduate


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At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both International Business and International Relations.

Understanding international politics is a key attribute for any graduate aspiring to work in the global business sector. Bringing these areas together on this course, you will learn theoretical and practical skills to help you understand and influence the world around you.

International Business and Relations offers an interesting combination that introduces you to the symbiotic relationship between the two disciplines, allowing you to bring together business and politics to deepen your understanding of the world around you. International business will explore organisational behaviour, managing international organisations and doing business in emerging markets. You will learn about the difficulties and benefits of managing across cultures and languages. International Relations will provide the key concepts and specialist topics that are necessary for understanding how politics and power operate in the international system. You will explore a range of approaches to the study of both international politics and business. You'll understand both the business driven and the politically centred structures and systems that shape our world. You'll also explore how those not only inform but also direct economic and political action by individuals, states, businesses and organisations. You’ll consider the historical, socio-political, economic, gender and geographical structures and interactions in the international system, and you will consider how these impact upon the practice of business on different levels. You will become an analytical and critical thinker. You'll also gain academic as well as practical knowledge that will allow you to approach the world of business from an international, as well as a political perspective.

This course will provide you with a wide range of skills in research, analysis, critical thinking, oral and written communication, and presentation, that are relevant to a diverse range of future careers in the global workplace. You might choose to work in business, or work as an economic or political analyst, journalist, or in the civil service. You may seek a career working for an international organisation or aid agency, you may work for an international bank, or you might work for a multinational corporation.

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade C (or 4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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