University of East Anglia International Relations

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University of East Anglia International Relations

University of East Anglia International Relations

BA International Relations

International Relations as a discipline was first established after World War One to study the causes of war. War and peace remain central concerns in International Relations to this day, but the discipline has broadened out to embrace all important transnational issues, including global economics, the environment, human rights, religion and migration.

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Overview

The BA in International Relations explores how states, groups and individuals interact across borders, and the degree will make you think about some of the most important issues that confront the modern world. The kind of issues you might study include: the recent global economic crisis, the problems in the Eurozone, the upcoming British referendum on the EU, immigration, human rights, global terrorism, the rise of China, the power of the US, Russian actions in areas of the former Soviet Union, and so on.

The course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and study skills to gain a sophisticated understanding of how the world works. You will be taught by academic staff who are research active and experts in their field.

During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in study trips, internships and placements in Britain and Europe (see our Careers and Employability pages), as well as having the option of a semester abroad in your second year (see Study Abroad below).

Course structure

Your degree programme may contain compulsory or optional modules. Compulsory modules are designed to give you a solid grounding, optional modules allow you to tailor your degree.

The course modules section below lists the current modules by year and you can click on each module for further details. Each module lists its value (in credits) and its module code, a year of study is 120 credits.

Assessment

The majority of teaching is carried out through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. Assessment is primarily in the form of essays, oral presentations, book reviews, reports, projects and examinations.

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Study Abroad

Students who are enrolled on three-year programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have the option of applying to study abroad at one of UEA’s partner universities, for one semester of the second year. Please see our Study Abroad website for further information and criteria.

 

Course Modules 2017/8

Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:

NameCodeCredits

GLOBAL POLITICS 1

PPLI4056A20

GLOBAL POLITICS 2

PPLI4055B20

INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY POLITICS

PPLX4052A20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

NameCodeCredits

ADVANCED ENGLISH II

PPLB5044B20

BEGINNERS’ ARABIC II/IMPROVERS

PPLB4030B20

BEGINNERS’ CHINESE II

PPLB4035B20

BEGINNERS’ FRENCH I (SPRING START)

PPLB4015B20

BEGINNERS’ FRENCH II

PPLB4014B20

BEGINNERS’ GERMAN II

PPLB4019B20

BEGINNERS’ GREEK II

PPLB4037B20

BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN II

PPLB4039B20

BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE I (SPRING START)

PPLB4042B20

BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE II

PPLB4041B20

BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN II

PPLB4044B20

BEGINNERS’ SPANISH I (SPRING START)

PPLB4024B20

BEGINNERS’ SPANISH II

PPLB4023B20

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

PPLB5032B20

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II

PPLB5033B20

INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II

PPLB5061B20

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

PPLB5034B20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START)

PPLB4033B20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II

PPLB4032B20

INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

PPLM4001B20

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

PPLC4012B20

MODERN READINGS IN PHILOSOPHY

PPLP4063B20

THE AGE OF EXTREMES: EUROPE 1918 – 2001

HIS-4006B20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

NameCodeCredits

ADVANCED ENGLISH I

PPLB5043A20

BEGINNERS’ ARABIC I

PPLB4029A20

BEGINNERS’ CHINESE I

PPLB4034A20

BEGINNERS’ FRENCH I

PPLB4013A20

BEGINNERS’ GERMAN I

PPLB4018A20

BEGINNERS’ GREEK I

PPLB4036A20

BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN I

PPLB4038A20

BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE I

PPLB4040A20

BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN I

PPLB4043A20

BEGINNERS’ SPANISH I

PPLB4022A20

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

PPLB5150A20

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I

PPLB5151A20

INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I

PPLB5060A20

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

PPLB5152A20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I

PPLB4031A20

MEDIA, SOCIETY AND POWER

PPLM4054A20

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THEORY

PPLX4051A20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 at H2
  • Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall  (with no less than 6.0 in any component)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business and Economics
International Foundation in Humanities and Law

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School’s annual intake is in September of each year.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

Home/EU – The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit the website.

 

 

 

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University’s International section of our website.