This course allows you to understand how we have responded to international political, economic and social challenges since the Second World War. Students of International Relations study politics in regional and global contexts, examine challenges to foreign policy decision making, and consider problems of security, international development and international politics of dynamic regions, including the ‘Global North’ and ‘South’. Opt for this course and you will learn about the conflicts between states and their ability - or inability - to co-operate. If you are interested in going beyond the headlines on international affairs, this is the course for you. The course blends concepts with case studies to equip you with specific methods of analysis in international relations, the kind of analytical skills that employers value. The International Relations course offers you the opportunity to combine your studies with an elective from a range including: Business Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Politics, Mandarin Chinese, Social Policy, Sociology, and Spanish. You will not be expected to have studied the minor subjects at school in most cases. The exceptions are English (A-Level grade B or above), Economics (GCSE Mathematics grade C or above) and taking two languages (A-Level in one of them).