International Relation considers the role not only of nation-states but also of a wide range of international actors, from international organization to multinational corporations, and from civil society groups to terrorist networks.  In an era of economic globalisation, international relations is also concerned with the close links between international  politics and the global economy, and whether globalisation is producing a more integrated or more fragmented world.  International Relations is a Social Sciences degree with a specialism that will enable graduates to work in the development sector, think tanks, the media, government and international business organizations.

Course list

100 Courses

IR1011                Introduction to international relations

PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought

One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection group F1

One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups

F1 or F2.

200 and 300 Courses

IR3026   International political economy (EC1002 or IR1011)

IR3083   International political theory (IR1011)

IR2085   International organisations (IR1011)

IR2137   Foreign policy analysis (IR1011)

IR3140   Security and international relations (IR1011)

One 300 course from Selection groups IR or P

One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups E, IR, P or S

One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group


  1. Please refer to the most current version of the EMFSS regulations. These can be found on the University of London International Programmes website.
  2. Parenthesis indicates the prerequisites of the course.
  3. The college will provide tuition for a selected number of optional courses. This selection will be based on students’ choices, number of students, and suitability of the course and availability of teachers.