On the international relations strand of the Business and International Relations (Hons) programme from Aston University , you’ll get an introduction to the international state system and to the structure and purpose of international organisations, such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and NATO. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature between states and also of the roles played by international institutions, other intergovernmental organisations, multinational corporations and NGOs.Important strengths of the course include its focus on key contemporary issues in international relations and policy, such as security and the globalisation of the international political economy. It is strongly geared towards increasing your employability, therefore designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to careers involving international partnerships in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
An integrated placement year offers the chance to apply your learning in a work or study placement in the UK or overseas. Whether you choose to study abroad, work for a company or to teach, Aston’s links with employers, schools and universities around the world mean you will have a wide range of options to boost your employability and explore the world of work.
Business and International Relations graduates go on to a range of professions with recent roles including Broadcast Journalist, Editorial Assistant, Civil Service Administrator, Human Resources Officer, Marketing Trainee, Policy Officer, Research Assistant, Solicitor, Languages Teacher, Account Manager, Analyst, Business Analyst, Corporate Engagement Executive, Public Policy and Strategic Relationships Intern.
Potential employers include Morgan Stanley, the Department for International Development, HSBC, Bosch, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Economic Commission.
Employed Business and Management graduates earn £11,100 (41%) more than the UK average five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2019).
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- Concepts and Methods of International Relations
- European Union
- Accounting for Business
- Economics Environment of Business
- Law for Business
- Marketing Management
- The Making of the Modern World
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- 48 months
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration International Relations Management, Organisation & Leadership View 602 other Bachelors in International Relations in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BBC (standard offer)
- BCC (with EPQ or Core Maths minimum grade B)
- 29 points overall with grades 5, 5, 4 in 3 higher level subjects.
- Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
- BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD (standard offer)
- BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM (contextual offer*)
- The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.
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International15950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15950 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
- UK students During placement year: £1,250
- International/EU students During placement year:£2,500
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