Coventry University International Relations

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Coventry University International Relations

Coventry University International Relations

International Relations BA (Hons)


This course runs in 2017/18.  

Are you fascinated by politics and political developments on an international scale? This dynamic and topical course allows you to study and analyse key international and global issues that confront the modern world.


This course is delivered by International Relations experts focusing their research on security studies, development and peace studies, foreign policy analysis and the history of international political thought; giving you the opportunity to specialise in any or all of these areas.

If you choose this course you may benefit from:

  • the opportunity to apply for placements with organisations in the media, in the past students obtained places at the House of Commons and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that the department has existing links with;
  • the opportunity to attend a number of employment/job fair events to increase your competitive advantage in the job market;
  • access to teaching staff who are actively engaged in research that informs teaching on your course;
  • the opportunity to apply for an international experience with international staff and an international curriculum. Field trips took students to Germany, Costa Rica and the United States;
  • activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC),
  • a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department.


In your first year you will cover the foundation of international relations including the following subjects: Themes and Concepts in International Relations, Introduction to International Relations Theories, World Politics since 1945, and History of Globalisation.

In your second and final years you will apply these core subjects to a range of contemporary case studies and projects. You will also have the opportunity to focus on the area of your choice through specialised units of study.