BA (Hons)
International Relations
Degree Programme

L240- 4 YEARS
RF16 – 4 YEARS including summer semester(s) (Extended Degree)
SP16 – Sport Ed Ex


BA (Hons)
UK & US Degree

Optional Sport Pathways

RIASA London ➝
Sport Ed Ex ➝


4 Years (Full-time)
4 Years (Extended Degree)

Tuition Fees

UK – £9,250
EU, INT & US – £15,645

What our students say about BA (Hons) International Relations

“Studying in the heart of London was exceptional, especially for my career in International Relations – there is such a diversity regarding organizations where you can do an internship and also the other students were from all over the world, which provided different perspectives on several topics.

The professors were supportive and motivating – Richmond really confirmed that I am on the right path, connected me to inspirational people and opened up the horizon for my future career.”

“Studying here at Richmond has definitely given me that international environment I was looking for and has been truly an amazing experience!”

 “International Relations classes here are so enriching and engaging, not only because I love what I’m studying but also because of the structure in which classes are taught. The students and teachers here are so diverse in background that when discussing international topics, you’re able to learn first-hand about different countries, their governments, and how they live. The classes are interactive and never overwhelming in size, and I am amazed how much I have enjoyed learning and growing in these past two years.”

“The diversity within Richmond also helps to create and very unique peer environment. The close-knit students here push each other at all times to be more kind, courageous, caring, accepting, and curious, all while striving for academic excellence. It’s the perfect school for a student who wants to learn and live globally and have a lot of fun along the way.”

“Richmond imbued in me a commitment to help make the world a better place. As a senior civil servant at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) I lead a team that helps American communities become more resilient to disasters. I recall my time at Richmond fondly and hope that current and future students get as much out of their years in London as I did.”

“Nearly a decade after graduating from Richmond with a BA in International Relations, I am still using the skills and knowledge I acquired during my time in London. Academically, Richmond prepared me for my work at multiple US federal agencies and my graduate program at Brown University, where I received a Masters in Public Affairs.

My professors at Richmond brought a level of expertise and insight that continues to bring value to my work today as a Strategic Communications Director at Finsbury Glover Hering, a leading global strategic communications and public affairs communications consultancy based in Washington, US.

Making the choice to attend Richmond also brought the life experience of moving to a different country, living in a dynamic city, and being immersed in a diverse, multicultural community. All these unique facets of going to Richmond ensured my time at university helped me grow personally and professionally.”

“After earning my BA in Political Science and International Relations from Richmond, I went on to earn my MSc from the London School of Economics and JD from Rutgers School of Law.  I am currently a Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey in the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability.  I joined my current office after practicing at a large international law firm for more than five years. 

There is a through line from my time at Richmond to my current practice.  Practicing law requires, among other things, the ability to quickly digest facts, see an issue from all sides, and draw key distinctions among competing arguments. At Richmond, the quality of instruction, class size, and diverse community of students helped make me uniquely prepared for my career. “

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