36 months
17700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The International Relations and Politics (Hons) programme at Keele University explores a wide variety of factors that impact how society is organised and governed across the globe. It’s the study of culture, economics, organisations, and ultimately, power.

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In the International Relations and Politics (Hons)  programme at Keele University , provides an understanding of society and how the world operates. On this combined honours course, you will explore key societal events that shape the world around us, engaging with questions of power, justice, conflict, legitimacy, accountability, and governance.

International Relations is the study of the relationships between nations, global politics, and investigates the influence of power in society. You will explore how various factors contribute to the way in which the world works, including the role of government and citizens and how these interact with each other. You will develop a critical approach to the world and its events, honing your analytical skills and developing your capacity to examine the risks and challenges we confront in trying to shape the world we live in. You will build an understanding of international organisations such as the United Nations and European Union.

Jobs that a graduate of this course could go on to do: 

  • Civil Service
  • Local Government
  • International relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Law

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • U.S Government and Politics
  • British Government and Politics
  • Russian Politics and Society
  • Work Experience in Politics, International Relations and Philosophy
  • Foreign Policy
  • The International Politics of the Middle East: A Century of War and Diplomacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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360 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A Level Requirements

  • BBC

GCSE Requirements

  • English Language at C (or 4)


  • DMM

International Baccalaureat

  • 29 points

Access to HE Diploma Requirements

  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

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.


The following scholarships may be targeted at specific countries, subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.


£2,500 per year for students exceeding published entry requirements.


£1,000 per year for students who are nationals of the least developed, low and lower middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank).


Keele University is certified to award Federal Stafford and PLUS loans. Federal Direct Loans are provided by the US government.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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