International Governance and Public Policy (in Partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University) - BA (Hons) and BA Diplomacy

This programme is particularly appropriate for students from China and other Asian countries, who aspire to a career in international organisations or diplomatic services where use of English is expected. A key feature of the course is that successful graduates will have gained invaluable experience of living and studying in two cultures, they will be able to demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin and English, and will have attributes suitable for a wide variety of potential careers in the international sphere.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours


Subject area / School

Duration of study

  • 4 years

Why study International Governance and Public Policy (in Partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University) at Keele University?

Top 3 in England for International Relations and Politics behind only Oxford and Cambridge, (Guardian League Table, 2020)
Build essential research and problem-solving skills to prepare you for your career
Broaden your international awareness and engage with real world issues that impact society
Gain experience at a university overseas, working with academics with expertise in various areas
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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

Entry requirements

The following section details our typical entry requirements for this course for a range of UK and international qualifications. If you don’t see your qualifications listed, please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year.

Additional information

Chinese Nationals

Academic Entry Requirements

Enrolment is in accordance with the relevant batch of degree admission marks of merit of the Chinese National College Entrance Examination for BFSU.

English Language Requirements

The English score achieved in the Chinese National College Entrance Examination should not be less than 110 out of 150.

English Language Requirements

All of our courses require an English language qualification or test. For most students, this requirement can be met with a 4 or C in GCSE English. Please see our English Language guidance pages for further details, including English language test information for international students. For those students who require an English language test, this course requires a test from .

Alternative and contextual offers

We're committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all our applicants with the potential and motivation to succeed, regardless of background. That's why we operate a range of alternative offer schemes with clear eligibility criteria, including contextual offers, offers for those studying within the Keele region, and recognising a range of additional qualifications in your offer.

General information

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the typical offer which would be made to candidates, along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate's application.

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