201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

War, Peace and International Relations

Become a specialist in military strategy and history, and address complex issues such as whether war can ever truly be justified and whether peace should be maintained at all costs. This programme will especially appeal to you if you are interested in learning about the role of military strategy and defence policy in conflict resolution. Drawing on the research strengths of the Department of Politics and International Relations’ strategic specialists, this course enables you to specialise in war, peace, strategy and the issues that surround conflict. Most of your contact time will be spent in small seminar groups, allowing you to interact directly with staff and add your own voice to the discussion. You will study war in a historical context and consider challenging questions such as whether war can ever be justified or whether peace should be maintained at all costs. In your final year, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of optional modules and develop interests in other areas of politics. Through our Model United Nations and Middle East simulations, you can apply what you have learnt to a practical situation and get an insight into the political process. Should you wish to gain real-world experience, you can undertake a work experience module or opt to carry out a year-long placement. The skills and knowledge these opportunities provide will prepare you for your future career, whether it be related to politics or in an entirely different field. Your learning is informed by our world-leading research and is led by expert staff who have direct experience of the world of politics and international affairs. You can undertake a two-week placement as part of our British government and politics module. This is an opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience working with an MP, charity, pressure group, local councillor or media organisation. You can also carry out longer placements during summer vacations, or spend a year in industry. We have a specialist placement officer who can provide you with one-to-one support in securing and preparing for a placement. **Careers** Through this course you will develop strong analytical and research skills and become experienced in delivering presentations and working in a group. This makes you suitable for a wide range of careers in politics and further afield. 94% of our undergraduate students in the Department of Politics and International Relations are in work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE Survey 2016-17). Past students have put their political analysis skills to direct use in the British and European civil services, the armed forces, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and journalism. Others have gone into advertising, PR, media and banking.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-10-01
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,475