251–300 th
World University Rankings 2021
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

International Relations with a Foundation Year - Swansea University

The International Relations Foundation Year will offer an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a 4-year undergraduate integrated degree. This foundation year will ideally suit those that need a little more support after further education before undertaking an undergraduate degree, or those returning to education after a gap. The inclusive learning environment, delivered by an expert programme team, will meet your needs to feel comfortable at Swansea University. We are interested in your future and committed to supporting you to get where you want to be, and this foundation year will be a great place to start your journey in higher education. The foundation programme offers exciting and innovative content in the modules that deal with the notion and understanding of what it is to be human. You will explore what it is to be human using the humanities and social sciences, including a great variety of theory and literature delivered by academics within your full degree subject area. A final year project supervised from a subject expert in the International Relations degree teaching team will allow you to explore an area of interest to you within your chosen discipline. After progression from the foundation year, you will cover topics including globalisation and human rights, international and regional politics, and peace and conflict. Your early studies will concentrate on war and peace in the nuclear age, and how politics and international relations are defined. But whether your true passion lies in American politics and society, modern warfare, ethics and justice or strategic communications, our range of first year modules has it covered. This range enables you to discover, learn and narrow your individual interests for later study. As one of a select few UK universities, Swansea offers prestigious modules in British Parliamentary Studies. Teaching is delivered by specialist academic staff and members of parliament, and you can visit the House of Commons in London. You also have the competitive option of an internship module with the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, working closely with assembly ministers. International Relations at Swansea is ranked in the Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018), and 91% of graduates from this subject area are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). 74% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18. Graduates of International Relations have truly international potential and gain employment around the world. They have careers in sectors including education, government and politics, humanitarian organisations, media and public relations, and law and public services. Swansea University is awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold). Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course will give you a thorough understanding of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of your qualifications and/or professional experience, personal statement and referee’s comments. **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-18
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,SwanseaUnited Kingdom