University of East Anglia International Relations
University of East Anglia International Relations
BA International Relations
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).
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.
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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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:
GLOBAL POLITICS 1
GLOBAL POLITICS 2
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY POLITICS
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
ADVANCED ENGLISH II
BEGINNERS’ ARABIC II/IMPROVERS
BEGINNERS’ CHINESE II
BEGINNERS’ FRENCH I (SPRING START)
BEGINNERS’ FRENCH II
BEGINNERS’ GERMAN II
BEGINNERS’ GREEK II
BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN II
BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE I (SPRING START)
BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE II
BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN II
BEGINNERS’ SPANISH I (SPRING START)
BEGINNERS’ SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START)
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
MODERN READINGS IN PHILOSOPHY
THE AGE OF EXTREMES: EUROPE 1918 – 2001
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
ADVANCED ENGLISH I
BEGINNERS’ ARABIC I
BEGINNERS’ CHINESE I
BEGINNERS’ FRENCH I
BEGINNERS’ GERMAN I
BEGINNERS’ GREEK I
BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN I
BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE I
BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN I
BEGINNERS’ SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I
MEDIA, SOCIETY AND POWER
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THEORY
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.
- 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%
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org directly to discuss this further.
The School’s annual intake is in September of each year.
Fees and Funding
Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students
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
Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.
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.
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
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.