About this course
Discover the causes of conflict, instability and poverty. Explore democracy and justice in today's society. With our International Relations degree, you'll learn both the theory and practice of global politics. You'll develop analytical, critical thinking and research skills. This course can lead to careers in national and global politics, think tanks, and more.
With our International Relations course you'll learn about the foreign and security policies of the major players in world politics. You'll study principal institutions such as the United Nations and World Trade Organization (WTO).
You'll develop your critical thinking, and enhance your analytical and research skills, which are highly valued by employers.
You can also choose from a range of topics with a range of optional modules. For example, you can focus on the politics of the UK, the EU or the US, or study modules in criminology, economics or ethics.
As part of your degree you can:
study global issues, like arms control, security, migration, and how they apply to different regions
take part in public engagement activities and optional field trips to Whitehall and Westminster
study abroad in Europe, the Far East or North America
gain work experience with a year-long placement in industry
You'll develop transferable skills such as:
effective oral and written communication
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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