Discover International Relations at Keele

Welcome – and congratulations on your offer to study International Relations at Keele.
We’re really sorry we haven’t been able to meet you face to face at our Offer Holder Days this spring but we’re hoping you’ll find some useful information here – and that you’ll be inspired to come and join us in the autumn to get stuck into International Relations.

International Relations | Offer Holder Day PDF (646 KB) brochure‌‌‌

International Relations is not merely the study of current affairs or foreign places: it is a distinctive way of looking at the world that will enable you to understand complex, global political events.
The study of International Relations covers key issues of conflict, human rights, environmental change and globalisation, and provides a solid understanding of international organisations such as the UN and European Union. It also develops a range of analytical skills to help you interpret and explain the processes at work in unfolding current events. In a world of complex interdependence, such skills are of increasing relevance to many areas of business, industry and government.
Keele has long been known as a pioneering centre of International Relations scholarship. It was one of the first universities in the UK to offer a degree in the subject in the 1970s, and the founding professor, Alan James, who led Keele’s International Relations Department between 1974 and 1991, was one of the first chairs of the British International Studies Association.
Today, Keele 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. Among our staff we have experts on the Middle East, the Balkans and Turkey, Europe, Africa and America. We also have research and teaching links with China.
International Relations at Keele offers students a flexible and dynamic curriculum informed by cutting-edge research, a friendly, open-minded and multidisciplinary atmosphere, and the chance to test out the skills and knowledge you will develop throughout your degree in the Keele Model United Nations, a forum for simulating multilateral debates in which Keele students have participated at both domestic and international events.

Take a look at our video presentation, which talks you through topics such as why choose International Relations, the programme structure and information on modules you will be studing per year.  We hope this presentation will give you some valuable insight into studying at Keele:

Offer Holder Presentation

Try out being an International Relations student by viewing our video presentation of a taster tutorial

To find out more information on what jobs and careers International Relations students graduate into, then do take a look at out Future Directions flyer

Find out more about the International Relations academic staff by watching our video presentation.

Any questions?

If you wish to chat to a member of our International Relations academic staff, or just to discuss more about life at Keele in general, please click here to contact us