This popular course regularly attracts a cosmopolitan student body and is taught by expert staff with extensive experience. You’ll examine the major problems facing the international community today including terrorism, the environment, nuclear proliferation, human rights and cyber warfare, as well as gaining hands-on experience through a work placement. 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. 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. 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.