Coventry University: International Relations

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Humanities
Study type Taught


Our highly-experienced faculty includes active researchers who also work or consult for governments, international organisations and prominent think tanks. In the most recent national research assessment, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 69% of research in Politics and International Studies was recognised internationally, of which 32% was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

Research-informed teaching will be delivered by our many experts on peacekeeping, foreign policy, criminal mafias, security and policing, which includes a current Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

There is also a practical focus to learning – allowing students to personally experience applied international relations, for example, by participating in the Model United Nations in New York, with the aim of exposing you to the realities of formulating foreign and security policies, then translating ideas into practice.

The course is structured to enable you to choose one of three prominent specialisms within the field of international relations: diplomacy; international law; or African governance and security. It also includes the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited module, Global Professional Development. Students who successfully complete the CMI module will also gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting.

Key course benefits;

  • 86% of graduates were employed or continuing their studies six months after completing the course (DLHE 2014/15).

  • High levels of student satisfaction in the subject of ‘Politics’, 86% overall compared with the sector average of 84% (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016).

  • Programme of expert speakers, which in 2016 included the Head of the UK’s International Policing Academy, ambassadors and senior diplomats from Guinea, Tanzania and Sudan, and the Managing Director of NHS Protect.

  • Opportunities to participate in field trips in the UK and abroad, which in 2016 included: the EU and NATO headquarters in Brussels; the EU parliament in Strasbourg; the National Model UN in New York; the Houses of Parliament London, Chatham House and the International Coffee Organisation in London and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching and …

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