International Relations, B.Sc. | London School of Economics and Political Science | London, United Kingdom
36 months
25656 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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International relations is the study of an international system composed of territorial states which acknowledge no superior authority over matters. This International Relations degree from London School of Economics and Political Science studies the functioning, theory and history of this system, and the nature of the changing relations between states and non-state actors.


We will also investigate the widely different character and circumstances of states, examining the implications of the highly uneven distribution of power, money, welfare and knowledge in the international system for the foreign policies of states towards each other, and for the maintenance of international order.

Students on this International Relations degree from London School of Economics and Political Science also have the opportunity to receive a language specialism attached to their degree certificate and transcript - see the programme structure and courses section.


The degree programme does not prepare you for a specific career. It develops a range of intellectual and practical skills that are relevant across a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates have found work with a wide range of employers including multilateral and intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), banking and accounting services, local and national governments, educational establishments, and media and publishing companies. 

Others have opted to continue studying international relations, or have transferred the skills they developed at LSE to other disciplines, such as law. 

Top 5 sectors our students work in:

  • Retail and commercial banking
  • Research
  • Education and teaching
  • NGOs and charities
  • Public sector and government

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations: Theories, Concepts and Debates
  • Contemporary Issues in International Relations
  • International History Since 1890
  • Explores the history of international relations from the 1890s through the 1990s.
  • From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century
  • Thinking Globally: Studying International Relations (un-assessed)
  • International Political Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong set of GCSE grades including the majority at A (or 7) and A* (or 8-9)
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades should be no lower than B (or 6)
  • We also consider your overall GCSE subject profile
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25656 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25656 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 London

1137 - 2157 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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