BA International Relations

BA International Relations

Gain a deep understanding of key topics and issues in the contemporary international system, of the links between local, national and international structures as well as of the mechanisms of global governance.
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Language: English
  • Programme Title: International Relations
  • MIUC Awarded Degree: Bachelor (Hons) in Political Science - International Relations
  • UWL Awarded Degree: Bachelor (Hons) in Political Science - International Relations
International relations is a field of political science that studies relationships among countries, the roles of sovereign states, inter-governmental organizations, international non-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and multinational corporations.

The scope of international relations comprehends globalisation, diplomatic relations, state sovereignty, international security, ecological sustainability, nuclear proliferation, nationalism, economic development, global finance, as well as terrorism and organised crime, human security, foreign interventionism, and human rights.

The study of international relations draws from the interdisciplinary fields of technology and engineering, economics, history, and international law, philosophy, geography, social work, sociology, anthropology, criminology, psychology, cultural studies, and diplomacy.

Key Disciplines Covered:

  • Global governance and strategy
  • Foreign policy and policy making
  • Intercultural management
  • Diplomacy and Public Relations
Throughout your studies you will develop skills in the following areas:
  • Global governance and strategy: Gain insight into how world politics function and the relationships among countries, the roles of states, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and multinational corporations. Learn how to define and develop successful international strategies in order to achieve and exercise positions of governance and influence.
  • Foreign policy and public policy-making: Learn how to effectively formulate, implement and monitor foreign policies and other public policies at an international level, to ensure the accomplishment of the expected goals and successful execution of global strategies for local, regional, national or international organisations.
  • Intercultural management: Develop a clear understanding of how gender, ethnicity, religion, and culture impact social relations, and how to manage this cultural diversity in order to achieve mutual understanding among people in culturally complex situations.
  • Diplomacy: Learn how to build, maintain and promote diplomatic relations. Learn how to represent a country’s interests in international issues in both political and economic domains and understand the importance of international branding and the reputation of individuals, governments, and organisations, issues and events.
  • Government relations, lobbying and international leadership: Understand the global processes of institutional and social influence in which certain people and institutions lead current international politics and economy. Governments achieve this goal by influencing industries, interest groups or constituencies, whereas companies and NGOs lobby to influence policy, legislation, regulations or negotiations.
  • Business and Environment in International Relations: Study the dimensions of business and environment in world politics. Be trained to solve problems, devise strategies and improvements in a wide range of international organizations, conduct research, analyse data, and prepare reports and present findings in-company or as an external consultant.
  • Security and crisis response: Know how to deal with international security and defence, design and implement different measures for governments or multilaterals to take in order to cope with both political and military conflicts as well as environmental disasters and social hazards.
  • Political risk analysis and global assessment: Discover the processes involved in analysing specific situations such as government instability, nationalisation, expropriation, crime levels, land rights or intellectual property rights that can determine the risks to those making investment decisions abroad.
  • Communication and negotiation: Develop communication skills and learn about the negotiation process needed to reach a mutually beneficial outcome, to resolve points of difference and to gain advantage in businesses, non-profit organizations, government branches, legal proceedings, among nations and in personal situations.
  • Foreign languages proficiency: Elective courses are offered to help you achieve a good command of languages, which is critical for a career in International Relations.
  • ICT skills: Learn how digital technology is emerging as the main trigger for social, economic and political change, affecting world politics and relations.
  • International and multilateral project management: Learn how to plan, organize and control resources and processes in order to achieve specific goals in international projects that could involve different governments, multilaterals, multinationals, think tanks, NGOs, etc. A good command of information technologies and social networks is required.
Upon graduation, students can go on to develop their career as:

  • Civil Servants
  • Political Affairs Officers
  • Diplomats
  • Conflict Resolution Consultants in International and National Political Organisations
  • Political Risk Analysts
  • Specialised Marketing Officers for Political Organisations (eg. consultants for political parties' campaigning)
  • Specialised Journalists or Media Consultants for Political Organisations (eg. NGOs or political parties)
Progression Opportunities
Upon graduation, students can go on to:

  • MA International Relations
  • MA Area Studies (European Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, etc)
  • MA International Security and Peace Studies
  • MA Political Economy
Rolling Admission - We receive and process applications on an ongoing basis as they are sent in.

Entry Requirements:

  • High School Certificate All candidates with a completed high school education are eligible to apply. Students who have studied part of a degree at a different University or accredited higher education institution can apply for a credit transfer.
  • Proof of English Proficiency* of candidates who have not previously studied in an English speaking school or country. The tests and minimum scores we accept are: - IELTS - 6 - TOEFL iBT - 72 - Cambridge Certificate - B2 - MIUC English Test - Pass

Application Supporting Documents:

You will need to provide the following documents with your application:
  • Copy of Passport or ID
  • Passport sized digital photograph
  • Proof of English Proficiency (If you are not from an English speaking country or have not previously studied in English)
  • High School Certificate (Officially translated to English or Spanish)
  • High School Grade Transcripts (Officially translated to English or Spanish)
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words on why you want to study at MIUC, your expectations and aspirations)
*Pre-sessional English courses are available to those who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

Tuition Fees for BA programmes

Tuition fee includes the following:
Fall Semester: Spring Semester: Yearly Fee:
Course registrations
Study fees and course materials
Access to Blackboard Learning
Full access to the Library
Private Health insurance
Visa and immigration advice and support
24/7 daily student support
Total ammount: 9.450,00 € 9.450,00 € 18.900,00 €
UK validation additional charge 3.000,00 €
In total: 21.900,00 €
* For the annual payments in advance, we provide 5% discount. * Apart from the health insurance that we provide for you, you must also submit a travel insurance that is mandatory for the visa procedure. All students are required to register for the courses in the first week of the semester. Simply not attending classes later during the semester does not release you from the financial or academic obligation for courses in which you have previously enrolled. If you wish to drop one or more of your courses, you must officially drop the course(s) by de-registering at the Student Services. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH STUDENT TO BE AWARE OF AND UNDERSTAND UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS AS PUBLISHED.

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