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International Relations

University of St Andrews

Content

International Relations is a distinct discipline which draws on diplomatic history, political theory, political economy, political science and international law to provide its own theoretical perspectives to explain conflict and cooperation in the modern world.

Students with a degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews are able to assess developments in the international system and specific geographical regions. They explore issues such as the origins of war and peace, the making of foreign policy, trade regimes, international terrorism, military alliances, and the interaction of political and economic development.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
5 Highers at AAAAB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABB plus English and one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics or Psychology at National 5 at B. Applications of Maths will be accepted but must be at National 5 at A. (You may gain entry to the Gateway programme with 4 Highers at BBBB).

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

L250

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Department

International Relations

SCQF Level

10