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International Relations

Overview

Do you want to work in government, a global corporation, academia, or a nongovernmental organization? International Relations opens many doors in this arena. You will be exposed to conducting rigorous and structured research, and helped to understand and explain a comprehensive range of international relations issues and how to develop scholarly and industry analysis as well as how to apply it. In this programme, you can specialise in different fields such as Global security studies, energy politics, terrorism or international law, just to mention a few. You will also explore diverse political and cultural perspectives leading to a better understanding in the field of International Relations.

Entry Level

  • Graduate

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time or distance at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject-Specific Requirement

Qualification in Government or Political Science is an advantage.

WASSCE Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

Mature

• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. • Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University. 

PhD 

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both. 

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.


Where This Degree Will Take You?

International relations is a diverse degree which allows you to apply this understanding to the world of work. You can have a job as:

·       Civil Service Consultant

·       Civil Service Officer

·       Diplomatic Service Officer

·       Social Research Officer

·       Intelligence Analyst

·       International Aid/Development Worker

·       Policy Officer

·       Public Affairs Consultant

 

 

Please remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. 

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