B.A. On Campus

International Relations (International Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
42220 USD/year
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The BA in International Relations (International Hons) at the University of St Andrews will teach you to understand how major features of the international system operate as well as the major challenges it faces. 


With the BA in International Relations (International Hons) at the University of St Andrews you will learn to approach issues from different epistemological and methodological angles, and to relate your knowledge to issues including development, international political economies, environmental politics, human rights, and the various impacts of globalization, among others.

The BA (International Hons) is a joint degree delivered by both the University of St Andrews and the College of William & Mary in Virginia, USA. This joint degree allows you to spend two years at each institution.


International Relations graduates go on to a very diverse range of careers.

Graduates have expertise in area studies including Africa, Europe and the Middle East; foreign policy; international organisations and regimes; peace and conflict studies; political theory; and terrorism and political violence. Therefore, they are well equipped for careers in:

  • foreign services
  • armed services
  • public services (civil service, local governments, public corporations, hospital management)
  • social services (child care, youth employment, probation)
  • international business
  • media, radio and television
  • accountancy
  • banking and insurance
  • law
  • research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Political Economy
  • Case Studies in Conflict Analysis
  • International Security
  • Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention
  • Armed Conflict in Postcolonial Africa
  • Global Public Policy
  • Identities, Belonging and Others
  • Activism and Resistance
  • Music, Politics and International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SQA Highers: AAAB
  • GCE A-Levels :AAA
  • IB points: 38

Tuition Fee

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    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42220 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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