Taught course

International Relations and World History

University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus · University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 or equivalent in a non-business related degree

Months of entry


Course content

This programme gives you the opportunity to develop your analytical excellence in a field of internationally relevant research. A wide selection of modules allows you to specialise in a variety of different areas. Dissertations are written under the guidance of experienced academic staff, who include world-leading experts on China and Asia in general, Africa, Europe and Russia.

You will explore international affairs from a theoretical point of view. You will be introduced to key concepts and have access to the latest research. There is a strong vocational option within the programme, so you may choose to complete an internship at an international organisation –governmental or non-governmental. This experience will be an asset to your CV.

You can choose from a range of modules in politics, history and law. Small class seminars allow you to develop your analytical skills, oral and written presentation techniques, rhetorical abilities as well as your capacity to research, compile and produce thematic reports.

Case studies and occasional simulation games will deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge of negotiation, diplomacy and international affairs. Your dissertation will give you the opportunity to prove the breadth and depth of your knowledge.


Semester One (Autumn)

DS4001 (Compulsory) Current Debates in World Politics 20

DS4002 (Compulsory) International Political Economy 20

DS4004(Optional) Diplomacy in a Globalised World 20

DS4011 (Optional) Welfare States 20

DS4015 (Optional) Research Methods in History and Politics 20

Options from other School 20

Semester Two (Spring)

DS4009 (Compulsory) China in International Relations 20

DS4007 (Compulsory) Peace and War in World History 20

DS4006 (Optional) Global Development Politics20

DS4012 (Optional) Ningbo in World History 20

DS4010 Dissertation 60

Information for international students

The University currently houses 540 international students from 60 different countries.

Fees and funding

UK students
CNY 90,000
International students
CNY 90,000

Competitive international student (including UK students) scholarships

  • Ningbo Govt International Student Scholarship 14 x approx 3,100 GBP
  • The University of Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship 25 x approx. 2,050 GBP

Qualification and course duration


part time
18-24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

International Admissions
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