SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

BA International Relations and ...

Combined degree

duration:
3 or 4 years

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
£9,250
Overseas fees:
£16,575


Fees for 2017/18 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

2017 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 courses, with opportunities to take other Politics option courses (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. All students are encouraged to specialise in a particular area of interest in their final year, 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
* Taught at Kings College London

Key Information Set data

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Structure

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

  • Students may take a minimum of FIVE courses in Politics to qualify for a joint degree.
  • Students may take no more than TWO course units as 'open options'.

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

Year One
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to International Relations 153400085 1 Unit Full Year
AND EITHER:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to Political Analysis 153400086 1 Unit Full Year
OR:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to Global History 153400084 1 Unit Full Year
And TWO Courses from the Second Subject Area
Year Two
ONE of the following disciplinary units:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Politics of the World Economy 153400083 1 Unit Full Year
War and the International 153400077 1 Unit Full Year
Religion and World Politics 153402000 1 Unit Full Year
ONE of the following regional units:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
International Relations of Africa 153400090 1 Unit Full Year
International Relations of East Asia 153400078 1 Unit Full Year
International Relations of the Middle East 153400081 1 Unit Full Year
International Relations of South Asia 153400082 1 Unit Full Year
Remaining Courses to be taken from the Second Subject Area
Year Three
AT LEAST ONE unit from the following:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Globalisation and global governance 153400070 0.5 Unit Term 2
Identity in international relations 153400073 0.5 Unit Term 1
The international organisation of world politics 153400068 0.5 Unit Term 1
Going Global: An Introduction to International Migration 153400088 0.5 Unit Term 2
African Political Thought 153402004 0.5 Unit Term 1
Decolonising the World 153402002 0.5 Unit Term 2
Key Debates on Neoliberalism 153402003 0.5 Unit Term 1
Additional units from the following:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Independent Study Project in International Relations 153402005 1 Unit Full Year
War and the International 153400077 1 Unit Full Year
Politics of the World Economy 153400083 1 Unit Full Year
Religion and World Politics 153402000 1 Unit Full Year
International Relations of East Asia 153400078 1 Unit Full Year
International Relations of Africa 153400090 1 Unit Full Year
International Relations of the Middle East 153400081 1 Unit Full Year
International Relations of South Asia 153400082 1 Unit Full Year
Comparative political sociology of Asia and Africa 153400067 1 Unit Full Year
Critical Issues in Israeli Politics and Society 153400087 0.5 Unit Term 1
Government and politics of South Asia 153400020 1 Unit Full Year
Government and politics of the Middle East 153400060 1 Unit Full Year
Government and politics of China 153400071 1 Unit Full Year
Islam and Democracy 153400065 1 Unit Full Year
Nationalism, ethnicity and state in Asia and Africa 153400057 0.5 Unit Term 2
Political theory 153400054 1 Unit Full Year
Politics of development 153400042 1 Unit Full Year
Politics of Culture 153400075 0.5 Unit Term 1
Politics of Gender 153400074 0.5 Unit Term 2
Politics, Economy, Society: Japan 153402001 0.5 Unit Term 1
Southeast Asian government and politics 153400022 1 Unit Full Year
The state and politics in Africa 153400064 1 Unit 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 Politics 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 2017/18 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

ProgrammeFull-Time
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,575
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,387.50 £8,288
Scholarships
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2017-04-17 00:00

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

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