Minor in International Relations

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

Available for students starting in September 2019.

If you choose a Minor in International Relations you will study the distribution of power in the international arena and how individual nation states interact with each other and with international organisations. You will learn how apply and evaluate different concepts and theories.

Year 1

In your first year you will study the nature and effects of key developments in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Weekly small-group tutorials will provide a space in which to discuss important current issues in more depth, expanding on the themes explored in your lectures.


Year 2

In your second year you will develop your understanding of the major theoretical approaches used in the study of International Relations. You will also learn about contemporary foreign policy analysis, comparing the different international strategies of particular states as well as examining the forces that shape the foreign policy making process.


Year 3

In your final year you will be able to choose from several modules in each semester, which will allow you to study specialist topics in greater depth and detail.


Choose one option module from:

Then choose one option module from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements.


Essays, essay-based examinations, written reports, seminar presentations, contributions to class discussions, problem-solving exercises.

Now choose your Major

On a Major/Minor degree you study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (in this case International Relations).


Please note that you cannot study a Minor in International Relations with a Major in:

  • International Relations
  • Politics

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