The International Relations major emphasises the understanding of global issues and world cultures, and traces the political, social, ideological and economic history of the world. You will develop a detailed knowledge of the major branches of the field, including international security, foreign policy, international political economy, international law and organisations and the international relations theory that holds it all together. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and you will examine the complexities of different regions in the world, international organisations, diplomacy, war and peace, and human rights. Four courses in a non-native language are required (this is waived for who are studying in English as their second language). In your foundation year you undertake a general education programme which provides a comprehensive foundation for your degree studies. From the first year of your degree, you choose a ‘major’ subject area whilst taking a range of ‘electives’ to tailor your degree to match your passions and interests. Every module in our liberal studies programme has been specifically designed for the degree, delivering you a broad-based education which engages you in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. Liberal arts graduates are well-prepared to make the most of opportunities in a fast-moving global economy. January start date - apply on our website. September start date - apply through UCAS.