Richmond University is the only US & UK three year liberal arts degree in the world. Through this programme, students get all of the advantages of a liberal arts education in just three years. This ‘Degree in Three’ will provide a comprehensive collection of courses that will provide students with a cross-disciplinary education. Students will have five classes each semester with one extra elective course in either their second or third year. Students will also still be able to undertake an internship or participate in a study abroad programme as part of this programme. All degrees fulfill the same credit hours and overall requirements of a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree. This is a fantastic return on investment for those who strive to assemble a broad foundation of knowledge in multiple disciplines that can be used in a wide spectrum of careers.
The BA (Hons) International Relations degree provides students with specific knowledge in three core areas: International relations theory, global institutions, and contemporary issues in international affairs. Our programme is designed to offer students a specialisation as they progress in their degree, according to their main area of interest. International Relations at Richmond focuses on theoretical knowledge, encouraging students to assess and understand the main actors and institutions within international systems. The study of key thinkers and their ideas is balanced against the practical study of international norms, laws and institutions, as well as against key issue areas such as security, conflict and warfare; developing states; the global economy; environmental concerns; and nationalism, migration and religion. Students develop the methodological and technical skills of the social sciences, making the best use of new technologies and practices.
Richmond University is the only university in the UK that grants dual US and UK degrees and upon successful completion of this programme, students will receive two degrees in one.
* To develop a broad understanding of the history, theory and practice of International Relations and an ability to deploy techniques of analysis and enquiry within the areas of international relations, politics, political theory and history
* Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem
* The ability to make use of scholarly publications and primary sources (e.g. refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to the discipline)
* To equip students with the skills necessary to undertake successful postgraduate study and/or applied professional training after graduation
Award: BA Professional Qualification 3 Years Full Time Taught in English