Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

BA INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Key details 

BA INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L250
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each semester you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework assessments and, for some modules, project and examination results. You’ll also be able to practise these assignments before the main deadlines in order to gain productive feedback.

You’ll be assessed on a wide range of coursework including group and individual presentations, essays and oral and written case studies. The development of your intercultural competencies includes considering how you might tackle global problems. This will involve the opportunity to work with local schools, charities and NGOs to create project work which engages real people.

Within all modules you’ll be able to speak with module organisers and course directors for immediate feedback. You’ll also be taught to give constructive feedback, a vital skill for any intercultural communicator.

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Assessment for Year 2

At the end of each semester you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework assessments and, for some modules, project and examination results. You’ll also be able to practise these assignments before the main deadlines in order to gain productive feedback.

You’ll be assessed on a wide range of coursework including group and individual presentations, essays and oral and written case studies. The development of your intercultural competencies includes considering how you might tackle global problems. This will involve the opportunity to work with local schools, charities and NGOs to create project work which engages real people.

Within all modules you’ll be able to speak with module organisers and course directors for immediate feedback. You’ll also be taught to give constructive feedback, a vital skill for any intercultural communicator.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 3

At the end of each semester you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework assessments and, for some modules, project and examination results. You’ll also be able to practise these assignments before the main deadlines in order to gain productive feedback.

You’ll be assessed on a wide range of coursework including group and individual presentations, essays and oral and written case studies. The development of your intercultural competencies includes considering how you might tackle global problems. This will involve the opportunity to work with local schools, charities and NGOs to create project work which engages real people.

Within all modules you’ll be able to speak with module organisers and course directors for immediate feedback. You’ll also be taught to give constructive feedback, a vital skill for any intercultural communicator.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

The Course Director can support up to 30 credits off profile over the course of your degree. Students of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies are able to take one free non-credit module alongside your degree.

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each semester you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework assessments and, for some modules, project and examination results. You’ll also be able to practise these assignments before the main deadlines in order to gain productive feedback.

You’ll be assessed on a wide range of coursework including group and individual presentations, essays and oral and written case studies. The development of your intercultural competencies includes considering how you might tackle global problems. This will involve the opportunity to work with local schools, charities and NGOs to create project work which engages real people.

Within all modules you’ll be able to speak with module organisers and course directors for immediate feedback. You’ll also be taught to give constructive feedback, a vital skill for any intercultural communicator.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

The Course Director can support up to 30 credits off profile over the course of your degree. Students who wish to take Language modules cannot take more than 40 credits of languages across their degree without seeking approval from the course director.

Assessment for Year 2

At the end of each semester you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework assessments and, for some modules, project and examination results. You’ll also be able to practise these assignments before the main deadlines in order to gain productive feedback.

You’ll be assessed on a wide range of coursework including group and individual presentations, essays and oral and written case studies. The development of your intercultural competencies includes considering how you might tackle global problems. This will involve the opportunity to work with local schools, charities and NGOs to create project work which engages real people.

Within all modules you’ll be able to speak with module organisers and course directors for immediate feedback. You’ll also be taught to give constructive feedback, a vital skill for any intercultural communicator.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

The Course Director can support up to 30 credits off profile over the course of your degree.

Assessment for Year 3

At the end of each semester you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework assessments and, for some modules, project and examination results. You’ll also be able to practise these assignments before the main deadlines in order to gain productive feedback.

You’ll be assessed on a wide range of coursework including group and individual presentations, essays and oral and written case studies. The development of your intercultural competencies includes considering how you might tackle global problems. This will involve the opportunity to work with local schools, charities and NGOs to create project work which engages real people.

Within all modules you’ll be able to speak with module organisers and course directors for immediate feedback. You’ll also be taught to give constructive feedback, a vital skill for any intercultural communicator.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB or ABC or BBC with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDM. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration

Scottish highers

AABBB

Scottish highers advanced

CCC

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3

Access course

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

70%

International Baccalaureate

31 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

 

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture
International Foundation in Humanities and Law

 

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

 

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

 

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

 

Course Reference Number: 1545549

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 1545549

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

 

Course Reference Number: 1545549
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L250
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
Ever wondered how successful communication transcends cultural and linguistic barriers? Ever considered how global companies manage their diverse workforce? On this course you’ll discover how important global communication and intercultural awareness are today for individuals and businesses. You’ll challenge yourself and the cultural stereotypes that create barriers to successful communication. You’ll develop your understanding of how global businesses manage workforces with widely differing languages, values, and business practices. You’ll be taught alongside other UK, EU and international students, enhancing your linguistic and intercultural communication skills. You’ll also be able to start, or improve your fluency in, another language. You’ll graduate ready to work in a range of fields, or to deepen your learning with further study.
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