International Relations Ba international relations

The Department of International Relations in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts explores the interrelations of the world’s primary political institutions, nation-states. Increasingly, International Relations at SF State also focuses on multinational corporations, international governmental and non-governmental organizations and social movements. Our curriculum is under constant review to reflect these global and regional trends.

The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. As well as time with your lecturers, class teachers, and personal tutor, academic and professional services staff will be available to offer individual and group support throughout your time studying your degree here at Birmingham.

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You will need to choose threeoptional modules which will build on the knowledge and skills you have acquired and allow you to tailor your studies in a way that best fits with your interests and future plans. Many universities will offer dual degrees, especially at the undergraduate level. This means you can combine International Relations with another subject like Economics, or maybe even a language. More specialised degree programmes may also focus on specific cross-disciplinary topics, e.g.

Whether it is transnational corporations, liberation movements, non-governmental agencies, or international organizations, these entities have the potential to significantly influence the outcome of any international transaction. Additionally, this also includes the individual person as while the individual is what constitutes the states collective entity, the individual does have the potential to also create unpredicted behaviours. Al-Qaeda, as an example of a non-state actor, has significantly influenced the way states (and non-state actors) conduct international affairs. Not all approaches to regime theory, however, are liberal or neoliberal; some realist scholars like Joseph Grieco have developed hybrid theories which take a realist based approach to this fundamentally liberal theory. (Realists do not say cooperation never happens, just that it is not the norm; it is a difference of degree).

  • The University will consider students who have achieved good grades in their High School Graduation Diploma with at least 5 university-preparatory level courses.
  • However, China’s strategic force unable of projecting power beyond its region and its nuclear arsenal of 250 warheads (compared to 7,700 of the United States) mean that the unipolarity will persist in the policy-relevant future.
  • Exceptional economic integration, unprecedented threats to peace and security, and an international focus on human rights and environmental protection all speak to the complexity of international relations in the twenty-first century.

This degree will help to prepare you for careers in areas of diplomacy, government, and consultancy. If you have studied material as part of a previous qualification that is comparable in content, level and standard to our EMFSS modules, you might be exempted from the equivalent course of our degree. You will not need to study or be assessed in the module to complete your award. Even if you don’t meet the standard requirements, we will consider each application on its own merits. Our Admissions Panel will consider whether any alternative/incomplete qualifications or work experience you have are suitable for entry to the programme.

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If you have taken A level or IB diploma, please refer to the course you are interested in on our course finder and you will find entry requirements. Where a specific subject is required at A level this subject is required at grade 12 with an equivalent grade. The University offers a range of additional financial support for students studying at Birmingham in the form of bursaries, grants and scholarships. In the final year of your degree you will write a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will be guided and supported by a supervisor who is an expert in your area of interest.

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Post-structuralism theories of international relations developed in the 1980s from postmodernist studies in political science. Post-structuralism explores the deconstruction of concepts traditionally not problematic in IR (such as “power” and “agency”) and examines how the construction of these concepts shapes international relations. Rosenberg’s article “Why is there no International Historical Sociology” was a key text in the evolution of this strand of international relations theory. Post-structuralism has garnered both significant praise and criticism, with its critics arguing that post-structuralist research often fails to address the real-world problems that international relations studies is supposed to contribute to solving. Other prominent post-structuralist theories are marxism, dependency theory, feminism, and the theories of the English school.