Are national states losing control of international affairs? Could intervention in Syria work? Where did ISIS come from and where are they going? Are we heading for a new Cold War with Russia? These are the kinds of questions you will study in a BA International Relations degree at the University of Bradford. The course focuses on understanding the dynamics of international interaction between states, international organisations and non-state actors, with a particular emphasis on understanding regions in crisis such as the Middle East, the Korean peninsula, and the Horn of Africa. You will study the theoretical foundations and recent developments in the discipline of International Relations. You will become familiar with the models and tools used by international conflict analysts to understand crisis situations and formulate policy responses. You will have opportunities to learn beyond the classroom through political simulation exercises, field trips and specialist workshops creating new bridges between academic and practical dimensions of the field. Assessments will require you to produce professional policy briefs, analyses, and reports, alongside the more familiar format of academic essays and dissertations . Located in the cosmopolitan city of Bradford, you will have opportunities to connect with local organisations doing international work through volunteering, placements and trainings. You can use the research component of the programme to acquire specialist knowledge in a particular region, under the supervision of our world-renowned experts working on the Middle-East and North Africa; East, South and South-East Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America.