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Social Sciences

Politics & International Relations

BA International Studies

3 years

€2083 pa

Programme profile

This programme offers you a unique combination of regional studies, placed in an international setting and provides you with the opportunity to learn a foreign language.

After a broad introductory semester, you specialise in one of nine world regions and one of its languages. You analyse your area of choice from cultural, economic, historical and political angles and compare them within an international perspective.The programme is designed around three elements: core courses that introduce disciplinary concepts and that analyse the international setting, area courses that analyse the situation in a selected region from a disciplinary, and increasingly interdisciplinary, perspective and language courses that prepare students for access to the cultural context in the relevant language.

The core concepts, ideas and methods are taken from four broad disciplinary approaches: History (mostly modern history); Cultural Studies (modern cultural phenomena in their societal settings); Economics (and the concepts from International Political Economy); Political Science (and Sociology and Anthropology).

The regions offered in the degree, and their corresponding languages are: East Asia [Chinese, Japanese, Korean]; Latin America [Spanish, Portuguese]; Middle-East [Arabic, Persian, Turkish]; North America [French, Spanish]; Russia and Eurasia[Russian]; South Asia [Hindi]; Southern Africa [Afrikaans, Swahili]; South-East Asia [Indonesian, Spanish] Western Europe [Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese].

Note: if you need accommodation through the university's Housing Office, you mist apply by 01 April

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The university offers related Masters programmes, taught through English, in the following areas:

Public Administration;
Public International Law;
International Relations and Diplomacy;
Political Science;
Area [Regional] Studies

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels [Minimum Grade C]. Subjects to include Maths, preferably at a minimum of GCSE at A Grade

At least four Scottish Highers and/or Advanced Highers in A-B for the Higher and A-C for the Advanced Higher subjects

Six Higher level subjects at Leaving Certificate including 3 at H4. Maths not required



Yes: Letter of Motivation

10 October

15 June