• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
This Dual Award programme in International Governance and Public Policy (Hons) has been developed in partnership between Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and Keele University for students who want to specialise in the study of international issues in politics, business and law. 
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Students will receive two awards; a BA (Hons) in International Governance and Public Policy from Keele University and a BA in Diplomacy from BFSU.

The Dual Award programme in International Governance and Public Policy (Hons) from Keele University is particularly appropriate for students from China who aspire to a career in international organisations or diplomatic services where use of English is expected. A key feature of the programme is that successful graduates of this programme will have gained invaluable experience of living and studying in two cultures, they will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin and English, and will have attributes suitable for a wide variety of potential careers in the international sphere. 

The BA International Governance and Public Policy is an interdisciplinary programme combining elements of three subjects: international relations and diplomacy, international business and international law. This combination of academic subjects will enable students to understand the major political, business and legal aspects of how international processes are organised and governed. 


96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE)

The programme is characterized by it's interdisciplinary nature, cutting across international relations and diplomacy, international business, and international law. It aims to recruit the students who are inspired to work in international organisations, foreign affair-related departments, multinational companies, international government organisations, diplomatic services, international business, international court and  world trade organisations or research institutes. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • The major discipline in this degree programme is international relations (IR). International relations is based on a range of other disciplines in the social sciences: politics, sociology and (international) law, and the humanities – primarily history. 
  • The political aspect of the subject analyses the distribution of resources. In examining the related questions of power, order, justice, conflict and legitimacy in the interaction of people, ideas and institutions, international relations is, however, different to other approaches to politics.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Enrolment is in accordance with the relevant batch of degree admission marks of merit of the Chinese National College Entrance Examination for BFSU.
  • The English score achieved in the Chinese National College Entrance Examination should not be less than 110 out of 150.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14750 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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