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Course overview

The breadth and depth of the programme, coupled with staff expertise, provides students with the freedom and support to develop their own research informed interests. State and non-state actors are examined through theoretical and practical lenses. Issues concerning the environment, governments communications, humanitarian interventions, security, terrorism and war are all covered.


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  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study International Relations with us?

International Relations at Chester offers a unique blend of theoretical and practical skills to help students understand the changing nature of the world around us. The programme exists in a multidisciplinary Department that exposes students to diverse perspectives.

The principle Programme Team comprises active researches and specialist guest lecturers. We arrange extracurricular activities including visits to political institutions. We also pride ourselves on our approachability and desire to support students to realise their full potential in a safe environment that is conducive to debate and reflection upon the issues of the day.

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Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.