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International Relations (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #128 (QS) Lancaster, United Kingdom
International Relations (Hons) offered at Lancaster University will give you a strong grounding in understanding the forces that shape the political relations between nations and the involvement of non-state powers in the world today. 
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International Relations (Hons) offered at Lancaster University covers the EU, the Middle East, India, China and the Far East, Africa, and the USA. Alongside this you will explore general themes in the field of International Relations, such as global danger and external intervention in conflicts.

You will begin your degree with the module Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World and will have the option to choose from the wide range of international relations modules offered by the Department in subsequent years.


Many of our graduates use their skills in research, analysis and communication to follow careers directly related to Politics and International Relations, such as the Civil Service, government or public affairs. Graduates of Peace Studies and International Relations have also found their degree valuable for careers with international charities and other NGOs.

Lancaster graduates in this subject show employers impartial judgement, flexibility and a detailed knowledge of international developments. Many have used their degree as a foundation for careers in commerce, industry, accountancy, law, teaching, academic work, journalism or the armed forces. The intellectual and practical skills of peace-making give our graduates a good foundation for careers in mediation, social work, conflict resolution and human rights campaigning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Politics and International Relations in the Contemporary World
  • Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • Indian Politics, Society and Religion
  • International Relations and Security
  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • The Politics of Development
  • The Politics of the European Union
  • The United Kingdom: State, Politics and Policies
  • Africa and Global Politics
  • Britain in the World
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Rights
  • Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
  • Corporations, Global Political Economy and the Law
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation with external collaboration
  • Dissertation with field studies
  • Exploring the Persian Gulf
  • International Political Economy of Globalization
  • Islamic Politics
  • Politics of Cultural Diversity
  • Politics of Global Danger
  • PPR in Education
  • PPR in India
  • Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A Level AAB
  • International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects.
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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