Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Business & Management
Regent's University London
Our new range of liberal studies degrees provides a true US-style liberal arts education, a first in the UK. You choose a ‘major’ subject area whilst taking a range of ‘electives’ to tailor your degree to match your passions and interests. Every module in our liberal studies programme has been specifically designed for the degree, delivering you a broad-based education which engages you in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. Liberal arts graduates are well-prepared to make the most of opportunities in a fast-moving global economy.
The BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (International Relations) emphasises the understanding of global issues and world cultures and traces the political, social, ideological and economic history of the world.
The curriculum is designed to enable you to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships between institutions of international governance. It is also designed to help you understand the behaviour of states, by studying the structures that make up the international system.
You will explore the dynamics, structural characteristics, humanitarian issues and international political economics operating within the global community. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and you will take classes which examine the complexities of different regions in the world, including international organisations, diplomacy, war and peace, human rights and many more.
The study of international relations will enhance your ability to understand the complexities of the current world. Our degree is designed to enable you to analyse problems in a manner that is theoretically informed and conceptually rigorous, to place current global problems in historical perspective, and to write, speak, and think with clarity and precision.
As globalisation, sustainability, terrorism, and foreign intervention continue to shape our world, this programme intellectually prepares you to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
This programme will offer you an exclusive discounted membership to Chatham House, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Model United Nations. Regular guest lecturers speak on current topics in international relations, to provide you with a wealth of experience both within academia and in practice.
You will also have the chance to study abroad with affiliate universities and complement your major with a minor, including Political Science, History and Public Relations.
Key skills, aims and objectives
- Gain a deeper understanding of today’s complex world
- Thorough theoretical understanding of global issues and an ability to design policy solutions
- Public speaking skills
- Critical thinking and well developed analytical skills
- Ability to think outside the box
- Ability to analyse intricate issues and provide pertinent responses
Requirements / Application
We require a minimum of three passes at GCE A-level at grade C or above, and five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English and Maths. Or at least 30 US post-secondary credit hours or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:
- Five Scottish Highers
- Five Irish Leaving Certificates
- International Baccalaureate Full Diploma
- French Baccalaureate
- German Abitur
- Italian Maturita
- US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4
- Swedish Slutbetyg
Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted; please contact us for further information.
Please note, if you are applying with a 12-year high school qualification such as an American High School Diploma (without any AP passes), you will normally be required to complete the one-year Integrated Foundation before progressing to your chosen BA (Hons) degree course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Regent’s University London accepts Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), which may make it possible for you to begin your studies at a more advanced level within the programme. If you have already participated in degree level education, you may be able to transfer some of your credits towards the BA Liberal Studies programme.
This will be evaluated by the relevant programme director and the RACL Academic Advising Team on a case-by-case basis. For consideration, applicants should have three passes at GCE A-level at grade C or above or equivalent and least 30 US post-secondary credit hours or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Or at least 60 US post-secondary credit hours or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
You can apply in the following ways:
- Apply online
- Apply directly to us using the application form (see our website)
- Apply through The Common Application
For more information about entry requirements and the application process, please refer to the BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (International Relations) programme page.
Tuition / Fees
Tuition fee: £15,950
Registration fee: £250
Non-EU advance deposit: £2000
Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme. Read more
As part of our public benefit commitment, we want to ensure that no student is deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes. Read more
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US Financial Aid
Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London. Read more
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Duration of study
3 years, Full time
As a student of International Relations at Regents University London you will have ample opportunities when you graduate. Our programme will equip you with the essential skills that employers want across a multitude of industry areas. The degree provides preparation for entry into a number of careers, including diplomacy, international business, economics, history, law and political science. It will give you the necessary tools to excel in your career, both in the public and private sectors.
Graduates of this programme have benefited from employment opportunities in government organisations and agencies, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, think tanks, academic and media organisations.
During your studies you will also meet staff and students from diverse backgrounds, personally and professionally, which will help you to explore future opportunities.