Home of the two-year degree, we are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.
WHY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
An International Studies degree at Buckingham will build your understanding of intercultural, social and political issues and prepare you for success in global organisations and government agencies. As an interdisciplinary degree, you will engage with the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world, developing a detailed understanding of economics, politics and modern (nineteenth and twentieth century) history.
As part of our new Flexible Honour programme, you will be able to pick your subject major –International Studies – and then choose from a wide range of modules from other subjects, enabling you to truly follow your interests and passions.
The degree combines history, economics and politics with (optionally) law. There is a great deal of choice within the degree. The knowledge you gain through the two-year degree can then be applied to countries and regions across the world, such as Latin America, China, the Middle East and Europe.
Various master’s (MA) programmes are also available, taught by local and international experts. These include: United Nations and Diplomatic Studies; Security and Intelligence Studies; and Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Anastasiya, International Studies with Spanish
“I loved my studies at Buckingham. I was always interested in international relations, but I never thought that studying it here would be such a rewarding experience. The teaching staff were excellent.”
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Programmes in international studies equip graduates with a range of skills and knowledge across areas such as globalisation, development, social relations, democracies, theories of international relations, economics and security.
A BA in International Studies is especially useful as a foundation for careers in policy analysis, civil service, diplomacy, country risk analysis, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the charity sector, public affairs consultant, journalism and teaching.
MEET OUR LECTURERS
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a leading economic think tank, provides dedicated internship places and guest lecturers. We have pioneered collaborations with universities such as the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and are also the home to The Institute for International Monetary Research, which offers internships.
*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017