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International Relations (with Placement Year)

Coventry University
On campus
 1073 Points
4 Years
Apply date
Aug 2024

Program Description

This exciting course examines the events and issues shaping contemporary world politics, providing a deeper understanding of the rationale and value of peaceful and cooperative relationships between nations, as well as the challenges of foreign policies.

As citizens of a global society, we’re becoming increasingly connected by communication technology and rapid transportation, international relations between different countries and states now play a vital role in our personal and professional life – affecting all aspects of work undertaken by governments, charities, educational establishments, multinational companies, the police and so on.

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Year 1

History of the Atlantic World and Globalisation

Applied Politics - Politics in Action

Themes and Concepts in International Relations

World Politics since 1945

Introduction to International Relations Theories

Year 2

Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping

Power and Political Violence in the Age of Globalisation

Foreign Policy Analysis

Contemporary Global Security

A Graduate Career

Optional modules

Placement Year

Professional Placement

Year 4

Ethics and International Relations


Optional modules


Recent graduates are now employed in the private sector, ranging from:

  • marketing
  • human resources
  • banking and finance
  • media

and across the public sector in:

  • education
  • the civil service
  • police forces
  • local authorities
  • charities
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • international organisations

In addition, some of our students set up in business for themselves, which range from youth mentoring, learning and development workshop delivery, logistics and creative industries.


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