International Relations, B.Sc. | The University of the West Indies | New Kingston, Jamaica
36 months
15000 USD/year
3221 USD/year
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The B.S. in International Relations at The University of the West Indies provides students with training to specialise in varying areas of international politics.


The International Relations program offered by The University of the West Indies helps students better understand the international system in which we live and hence provide the opportunity to influence governmental decisions. 

Students who do a degree in International relations learn about the inter-connected relationships between and among countries, governments,local and international organizations, businesses as well as groups and people.

International Relations draws on other disciplines, such as geography, history, cybercrime and cyber-terrorism, sociology, political science, population studies, human rights, diplomacy, economics, languages, psychology, anthropology, security studies and law.


Upon completion of their specialisation in International Relations, students are employed in the government service, in theforeign service, in Embassies and High Commissions, in international and regional organisations, in non-governmental organisations, in academia and in the private sector.

Among other areas, our International Relations graduates obtain positions as:

  • Consulate Representative
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Intelligence Research Specialist
  • International Account Executive
  • International Bank Trainee
  • International Hotel Manager
  • International Lawyer
  • International Business Consultant
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Relations Professor
  • International Marketing Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics of the Caribbean
  • Research Methods in Governance
  • International Relations: Theories and Approaches
  • Principles of Public International Law
  • International and Regional Organizations
  • International Political Economy
  • Contemporary Issues of International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications received before the deadline will be given priority consideration, those received after may be considered if there are still places available.


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CXC/CSEC or GCE O’Level passes in a minimum of five (5) subjects. Compulsory subject requirements are Mathematics and English Language. Grade requirements for CXC/CSEC are General Proficiency, Grades I or II pre-1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998 
  • CAPE or GCE A’Level passes in a minimum of two (2) subjects. CAPE subjects must consist of both Unit 1 and Unit 2
  • or An Associate degree, Diploma and/or Certificate from other approved tertiary institutions having attained a B+ average or a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • or High School Grade 12 transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SATI score of 1700 plus a minimum of two (2) SAT II subjects at a score of 500 or
  • above or successful completion of Advanced Placement Courses or the International Baccalaureate programme. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3221 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3221 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Sponsored Students from Contributing Countries J$292,348
    • Non-Sponsored Students from Contributing Countries  J$495,907
    • NonContributing Countries  J$1,487,868


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