International Governance and Public Policy

Organised jointly by Keele and Beijing Foreign Studies University, this undergraduate degree programme offers an outstanding opportunity to study international relations in Beijing and at Keele.

Please note, this course is only open to applicants in China. If you are outside China and are interested in international relations, law and business, you may be interested in our BA in International Relations and combined degrees. For more information about these, please see here.

Keele is launching a unique degree with Beijing Foreign Studies University

The BA in International Governance and Public Policy is an interdisciplinary programme combining elements of three subjects: international relations and diplomacy, international business and international law. This combination of academic subjects enables students to understand the major political, business and legal aspects of how international processes are organised and governed. The programme provides an excellent preparation for careers in diplomacy and government, academia, business or consulting, international agencies, the media, and politics. The programme gives students in China the opportunity achieve high-quality teaching from leading experts at both Keele and BFSU. 

Keele's School of Social, Political and Global Studies (SPGS) contains one of the principal concentrations of International Relations specialists in the UK, and our current staff have internationally recognised teaching and research expertise in the areas of security studies, international history, international political economy and development, and political and IR theory. We offer students a modern, flexible and dynamic curriculum informed by cutting-edge research, a friendly, open-minded and multidisciplinary atmosphere.

Our International Relations programme has long had leading research in diplomacy and law, and a strong MA level programme in diplomacy. This new degree programme allows us to draw on that history in diplomacy and diplomatic studies as we begin this new undergraduate programme.

This is a Dual Award programme so successful students will receive two awards; a BA (Hons) in International Governance and Public Policy from Keele University and a BA in Diplomacy from BFSU. View the International Governance and Public Policy course page.

Students starting in September 2018, please view the Course Information Document.

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