This stimulating and rewarding degree prepares you for careers in organisations ranging from the diplomatic service, the United Nations and the European Union, to international companies, non-governmental organisations and the media.
Our experienced lecturers will guide you through some of the major concepts of international relations such as peace, conflict and diplomacy. You’re also encouraged to pursue your own areas of interest in fields such as power politics, foreign policy analysis, regional studies, security studies and the impact of globalisation.
We place great emphasis on increasing your employability skills and encourage you to do a work placement at a relevant organisation such as the European Union, the United Nations, an aid agency, think-tank or embassy. A work placement, alongside targeted teaching sessions and hands-on experience, including engaging with visiting practitioners, will prepare you for your career.
You’ll be assessed through individual and group presentations, case studies, exams, coursework (reports, research papers, essays, blogs, industry-based projects, simulations, websites) and the final year dissertation or work placement.
What our students say
“Studying at London Metropolitan has without a doubt been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The enthusiasm and commitment of the staff has been so encouraging and the cultural diversity of students has been an enormous inspiration, both profoundly challenging my way of thinking. The academic quality has indeed exceeded my expectations with great debates and continual support from my teachers which has made me feel confident about and well-prepared for the future.” Kimie Frengler
“I have thoroughly enjoyed studying at London Metropolitan. I chose London Met due to the wide selection of modules available and the flexibility it offered me to fit studying around work. I was not disappointed! I feel I have learnt so much about a variety of specific topics and the staff made it easy for me to gain a degree despite a busy work schedule. I was very impressed by the high quality teaching London Met offered. Lecturers were very knowledgeable and were great communicators, presenting complex subjects in interesting ways. I also learnt a lot from fellow students from all over the world. I found it very helpful to study international issues with people from the countries we were discussing as they shed new light on situations. I am so grateful for my time at the university and will miss London Met a lot!” Jacquelyn McCarthy
After the course
Our successful graduates are working in the diplomatic services, as well as governmental organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations, and non-governmental organisations specialising in international development, overseas aid, human rights and environmental fields.
Students have also gained employment in research and teaching, international business, the media, and political campaigns. We currently have students working in a variety of overseas positions throughout the world.
Many of our students also go on to be successful in postgraduate study, both at master’s and PhD level.