SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

BA International Relations and ...

Combined degree

duration:
3 or 4 years

Fees 2018/19

UK/EU fees:
£9,250
Overseas fees:
£16,907


Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Undergraduate Tuition Fees page

2018 Entry requirements

A Levels:
AAA
IB:
37 (6/6/6)

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BTEC: DDD

Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction

Scottish Highers: AAAAA

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA

Irish LC: 360 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above

Advanced Placement: 4 5 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0

Euro Bacc: 85%

French Bacc: 15/20

German Abitur: 1.5

Italy DES: 85/100

Austria Mat: 1.5

Polish Mat: 80%

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Overview

Start of programme: 2014/15

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

The SOAS BA International Relations degree provides a uniquely global and comparative approach to the study of world affairs. Through a study of world history and global power relations, students gain a better understanding of the sources of conflict and cooperation among states, shifts in the international economy, as well as the roles of culture, identity and ideas in world politics. Students finish the degree equipped with the conceptual tools and theoretical frameworks to understand contemporary world events.

The BA International Relations programme is structured around a combination of disciplinary, regional and specialised modules, with opportunities to take other Politics option modules (e.g. Political Theory, Government and Politics of the Middle East, Islam and Democracy) or a language.

Teaching on the International Relations degree focuses on providing students with individual attention and mentoring. Students can specialise in a particular area of interest in their final year if they wish, by undertaking an independent study project, which pairs them with a member of staff. We also offer advice on careers, internships and further study in international affairs.

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Please see the Unistats data for the various combinations of this programme under the Combinations tab.

Combinations

May be combined with:

The study of International Relations can be combined with a wide range of social science and humanities subjects, or with the study of languages and regions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East only available at SOAS.

PLEASE NOTE: Students taking BA International Relations with another subject must satisfy the requirements of both Departments.

+ 4 year degree with (compulsory) 1  year abroad
++ 3 or 4 year degree with option of 1 year abroad

Key Information Set data

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Structure

This information describes the International Relations component of a two-subject degree. Those students taking Joint Honours with a language that involves three module units are required to take Introduction to International Relations in their first year.  These students are then required to take EITHER Introduction to Global History OR Introduction to Political Analysis subsequently.

  • Students may take a minimum of FIVE modules in International Relations to qualify for a joint degree.
  • Students may take no more than TWO module units as 'open options'.

PLEASE NOTE: Students taking BA International Relations with another subject must satisfy the requirements of both Departments.

Year One
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to International Relations 153400085 30 Full Year
AND EITHER:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to Political Analysis 153400086 30 Full Year
OR:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to Global History 153400084 30 Full Year
And TWO Courses from the Second Subject Area
Year Two
ONE of the following disciplinary units:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Politics of the World Economy 153400083 30 Full Year
War and the International 153400077 30 Full Year
Religion and World Politics 153402000 30 Full Year
ONE of the following regional units:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International Relations of Africa 153400090 30 Full Year
International Relations of East Asia 153400078 30 Full Year
International Relations of the Middle East 153400081 30 Full Year
International Relations of South Asia 153400082 30 Full Year
Remaining Courses to be taken from the Second Subject Area
Year Three
AT LEAST ONE unit (TWO 0.5 modules) from the following:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Globalisation and global governance 153400070 15 Term 2
Identity in International Relations 153400073 15 Term 1
The international organisation of world politics 153400068 15 Term 2
Going Global: An Introduction to International Migration 153400088 15 Term 2
African Political Thought 153402004 15 Term 1
Decolonising the World 153402002 15 Term 1
Key Debates on Neoliberalism 153402003 15 Term 1
Additional units from the following:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Independent Study Project in International Relations 153402005 30 Full Year
War and the International 153400077 30 Full Year
Politics of the World Economy 153400083 30 Full Year
Religion and World Politics 153402000 30 Full Year
International Relations of East Asia 153400078 30 Full Year
International Relations of Africa 153400090 30 Full Year
International Relations of the Middle East 153400081 30 Full Year
International Relations of South Asia 153400082 30 Full Year
Comparative political sociology of Asia and Africa 153400067 30 Full Year
Critical Issues in Israeli Politics and Society 153400087 15 Term 1
Government and politics of South Asia 153400020 30 Full Year
Conflict, Rights and Justice 153402006 15 Term 1 - This is a final year Undergraduate module worth 15 credits. Term 1
Government and politics of the Middle East 153400060 30 Full Year
Government and politics of China 153400071 30 Full Year
Islam and Democracy 153400065 30 Full Year
Nationalism, ethnicity and state in Asia and Africa 153400057 15 Term 2
Political theory 153400054 30 Full Year
Politics of development 153400042 30 Full Year
Politics of Culture 153400075 15 Term 1
Politics of Gender 153400074 15 Term 2
Politics, Economy, Society: Japan 153402001 15 Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
Southeast Asian government and politics 153400022 30 Full Year
The state and politics in Africa 153400064 30 Full Year
Remaining Courses to be taken from the Second Subject Area

Programme Specification

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Classes are taught through lectures, tutorials and seminars. Assessment is by a combination of written examination and essays.

SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world. The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

Year abroad

If International Relations is combined with a language in a 4-year degree course, students spend a study year abroad

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of undergraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Undergraduate Tuition Fees page.

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Programme Full-Time
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,907
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,385 £8,454
Scholarships
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2018-04-30 00:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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