- TUITION FEES UK – £9,250 / EU & INT – £14,750 / US – $38,000
- SCHOLARSHIPS Find out more >
- DURATION 4 Years (Full-time)
- START DATES September & January
- LOCATION Richmond Hill Campus
- ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
UCAS CODES: 3 YEAR PATHWAY – RU08 / 4 YEAR PATHWAY – L240
The topic of International Relations is never far from the news headlines as the world grows more interconnected through trade and migration, the internet and social media.
Blend the fields of politics, economics, history and law with our BA in International Relations as you explore our ever-changing political landscape.
Top reasons to study this programme:
- Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts
- Acquire an analytical grasp of contemporary social, political and economic issues as well as conflicts at international and regional level
- Broaden your perspective by understanding the main actors and institutions in the international system and their impact on society
- Gain vital work experience with an international internship, enhancing your career opportunities, while building experience with writing in a range of professional formats from project evaluations, policy briefs and policy-maker profiles to NGO campaign analyses and project grant applications
- Take part in field trips to the European Parliament, Council and Commission and NATO in Brussels and the International Court of Justice in the Hague
- Learn from faculty academics leading research in specialist areas from Conflict and Peace Studies.
Watch the programme video
We talk to Dr. Mike Keating and student Aleksander on the benefits of studying International Relations BA (Hons) at Richmond, The American International University in London.
“We’re delighted to offer this new BA programme from September 2020, which provides students with the skills they need to succeed in the dynamic world of digital communication and social media. This flexible, versatile, and rigorous programme seeks to future-proof graduates for the intellectual and professional opportunities offered by new technology.”
– Dr. Sam Brooker, Programme Leader
“I had the best academic and personal experience at Richmond University. The liberal arts degree, close relations with professors and the international environment provided a rigorous academic training and development opportunities.
Studying International Relations (BA) in my undergraduate at Richmond sparked my curiosity in the field and ultimately laid the foundations for specialising in a Master’s in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics.
The Richmond experience equipped me with superior critical thinking abilities that still provide a competitive edge to this day.”
“My time at Richmond has been incredibly enriching both from an academic and personal perspective. I had the opportunity to grow and learn from an inspiring international community of faculty and students while living in the heart of London.
My BA in International Relations introduced me to a variety of fascinating subjects and generated in me a passion for international development and public policy that defined my career path.
Thus, I pursued a MSc in Migration, mobility and development from SOAS university and worked for international organisations in Asia and Europe.
The classes I followed at Richmond were unique thanks to the engaging and practical attitude of the professors. Along with theoretical concepts and practical knowledge, they instilled in us the thirst for critical thinking, which fundamentally shaped me as a person and allowed me to stand out in my career.”
“Studying in the heart of London was exceptional, especially for my career in International Relations – there is such a diversity regarding organizations where you can do an internship and also the other students were from all over the world, which provided different perspectives on several topics.
The professors were supportive and motivating – Richmond really confirmed that I am on the right path, connected me to inspirational people and opened up the horizon for my future career.”
“Studying here at Richmond has definitely given me that international environment I was looking for and has been truly an amazing experience!”
“International Relations classes here are so enriching and engaging, not only because I love what I’m studying but also because of the structure in which classes are taught. The students and teachers here are so diverse in background that when discussing international topics, you’re able to learn first-hand about different countries, their governments, and how they live. The classes are interactive and never overwhelming in size, and I am amazed how much I have enjoyed learning and growing in these past two years.”
“The diversity within Richmond also helps to create and very unique peer environment. The close-knit students here push each other at all times to be more kind, courageous, caring, accepting, and curious, all while striving for academic excellence. It’s the perfect school for a student who wants to learn and live globally and have a lot of fun along the way.”
“Richmond imbued in me a commitment to help make the world a better place. As a senior civil servant at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) I lead a team that helps American communities become more resilient to disasters. I recall my time at Richmond fondly and hope that current and future students get as much out of their years in London as I did.”
“Nearly a decade after graduating from Richmond with a BA in International Relations, I am still using the skills and knowledge I acquired during my time in London. Academically, Richmond prepared me for my work at multiple US federal agencies and my graduate program at Brown University, where I received a Masters in Public Affairs.
My professors at Richmond brought a level of expertise and insight that continues to bring value to my work today as a Strategic Communications Director at Finsbury Glover Hering, a leading global strategic communications and public affairs communications consultancy based in Washington, US.
Making the choice to attend Richmond also brought the life experience of moving to a different country, living in a dynamic city, and being immersed in a diverse, multicultural community. All these unique facets of going to Richmond ensured my time at university helped me grow personally and professionally.”
“After earning my BA in Political Science and International Relations from Richmond, I went on to earn my MSc from the London School of Economics and JD from Rutgers School of Law. I am currently a Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey in the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability. I joined my current office after practicing at a large international law firm for more than five years.
There is a through line from my time at Richmond to my current practice. Practicing law requires, among other things, the ability to quickly digest facts, see an issue from all sides, and draw key distinctions among competing arguments. At Richmond, the quality of instruction, class size, and diverse community of students helped make me uniquely prepared for my career. “