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International Relations and Diplomacy

For the student who hopes to one day become a player in world affairs, this major offers the academic and hands-on training to shape the international issues and events of our time. Students will get a solid grounding in the art and science of diplomacy.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) International Relations and Diplomacy


Course Credits: 120


Degree Duration

4 Years :4 Years (Direct Route)
4 Years :1 year pathway + 3 years degree (major)


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

They will also learn about global politics and economics, as well as, develop a deep appreciation for cultures around the world. In the process, they will develop a rich understanding of how to engage in the international community.

IRDP courses are taught by renowned faculty, including former ambassadors, working professionals and scholars who are preeminent experts on such global issues as conflict management, security, competitive markets, law, climate change, and human rights.

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Classes are offered at Dobbs Ferry and Manhattan campuses so students can take advantage of college’s proximity to the United Nations

Internationally renowned faculty

Innovative, contemporary major with practical applications in the context of changing nature of international relations

Your Pathways

International Year One

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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