Students studying BSc International Relations will be able to select from a wide range of options broadly focused on four key areas: international security and statecraft, international law and organisations, international political economy and international relations theory. The programme will involve an examination of the different characters and circumstances of states and the implications of the uneven distribution of resources on the international system and international order. Students can select from a wide variety of optional courses, including those focused on conflict and peacebuilding, visual international politics and nuclear weapons.
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Alongside your academic studies you may also wish to apply for our Undergraduate Futures Research Internship Scheme or the LSE Internship Fund. These provide our undergraduate students with the exciting opportunity to enhance their studies and time at LSE.
For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc International Relations programme page.
- Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
- Application deadline: 15 January 2021
- Duration: Three years full-time
- Applications/offers/intake 2019: 864/161/59
- Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £23,300
- Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Retail and commercial banking, research, education and teaching, NGOs and charities, public sector and government.
Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc International Relations programme page.
Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.
UCAS code: L250
Contextual admissions A-levels: AAB
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, including 766 at higher level
Students who have taken and passed at least one language course in each year of their degree can opt to receive a language specialism attached to their degree certificate and transcript. The three courses must be consecutively harder in level, for example: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Students must take all courses in the same language (French, Spanish, German, Mandarin or Russian) in order to qualify for the specialism. Degree certificates which include a language specialism will state the language in the title, for example: BSc International Relations with French.
*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.