This is a combined honours course, where you study Communications, Media and Culture alongside International Relations. Communication, Media and Culture is structured around the three key themes of communication, media and culture in contemporary society and will develop your skills as an effective communicator. You can specialise in one theme or engage in all three, according to your interests and career ambitions. Oxford is a media and communications hotspot. It is home to numerous cultural institutions, has a flourishing new media industry, and is one of the world’s leading centres for publishing. International Relations studies world affairs and examines some of the critical issues of modern and contemporary times, such as the changing nature of international co-operation and conflict; the impact of globalisation on states and societies; and the persistence of world problems such as poverty, human rights and global environmental degradation. Our Centre for Global Politics, Economy, and Society has three research groups in Critical International Studies, European Politics and Society, and Social and Political Change. Teaching staff are active researchers with strong publication records.