International Relations


International Relations is situated at the cutting edge of the most pressing global issues. National problems are impossible to solve without understanding their regional and international context, while global issues such as climate change, trade, and terrorism are impossible to manage for one state alone. States are increasingly linked through regional and international treaties and conventions, and International Relations is the discipline that studies the nature and function of these agreements. International Relations is closely related to the study of Politics and has links with other disciplines, including History, Economics, and Law.

What you will study

In your introductory courses you will gain an overview of International Relations while in upper level courses you will develop an advanced understanding of contemporary world politics and can study courses in global politics, global security, global economy as well as specialist areas. You will be encouraged to be a critical and creative thinker, with the desire and ability to open-mindedly question world events and provide academically rigorous analysis of those events.

International Relations can be studied as 

Specialisation Stream Type Stream
International Relations Major

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