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To succeed in today's economy you need a diverse skill set and a real-world view. You also need wide ranging knowledge to meet the shifting complexities and challenges associated with an evolving international agenda. This program has been designed to meet those challenges.
International Studies at SDMI examines world affairs in the political, economic, social and cultural areas.
International Studies provides students with the diverse skills and knowledge needed to meet the changes in societies, governments and businesses. The course examines the relationships of societies, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. It will develop your capacity to analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues.
International Studies combines Asian studies, history, international governance, international relations, peace studies, politics, security studies, and modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese).
Studying International Relations at SDMI will give you a great starting point for a career in research journalism social policy or development to name but a few as IR teaches you how to unravel the complex and often invisible network of factors that means events in one part of the globe can have unlikely consequences in another International Relations will help you develop highly sought-after skills that can be applied to any career, including :
Research and Administrative skills
Critical analysis skills
Which careers can international relations lead to?
After graduation from an International Relations course at university you will have a huge range of employment opportunities. An International Relations degree can lead to employment in the civil service or career as an analyst or policy advisor for the numerous organizations that require IR expertise.
Graduates seeking jobs with NGOs will find that a degree in International Relations gives them a significant advantage over the competition for these heavily over-subscribed positions. Graduates in International Relations may also want to use their expertise to build a career in business, journalism, politics or activism.
Interested to find out more about our International relations programmes?