If you want to study an international relations-orientated course but don’t have the usual required qualifications, this four year extended degree includes a foundation year that, if passed successfully, allows you to continue on to an undergraduate degree. You’ll learn the skills necessary for academic study such as critical thinking, research skills and essay writing. Core topics of the social and human sciences are explored in the foundation year so you'll have proper grounding in the subjects you want to explore at an undergraduate level. Our teaching staff on these courses include award winning researchers and former political councillors. Courses you can progress on to include the International Relations BA, Politics BA or combined subjects such as international relations and politics, diplomacy, peace and conflict studies or law. Graduates from our international relations and politics related courses have progressed into successful careers, with job titles including: Programme Manager, Foreign Affairs Officer and English Language Instructor. The companies and organisations graduates work for include Muslim Aid, the American Cultural and Educational Centre of Bahrain, the UK Department for International Development and the United Nations.