About this course
Webster University Thailand’s BA International Relations program is specifically designed for undergraduate students to understand the complex relationships that exist between states, institutions and non-governmental stakeholders. Moreover, the coursework program provides students with the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and their ability to analyze the historical, legal and political factors that influence a state’s decision-making.
The study of International Relations seeks to explain the reason that states and other global actors act the way that they do. Why do certain states interact with some states but not with others? What are the power dynamics at play between different states in a single region? Why do policymakers within governments act the way that they do? Throughout the course students will address these fundamental questions, hopefully resulting in a greater understanding of the international relations system.
As an international university with campuses in four different continents, an International Relations degree from Webster University combines politics, history and foreign languages. This global perspective provides students with a unique opportunity to understand the complex relationships between state and non-state actors. Outside of the traditional classroom and coursework component, students also have the option to participate in an internship program. As part of this program, students are able to get first-hand experience in the field with both government agencies and not-for-profit actors. For students looking to secure their first full-time job, this program provides students with a unique insight into the scope of work that will be available post-graduation.
- The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent. Academic achievement in programs that use a different assessment scale is evaluated in the context of the relevant academic system.
- Applicants with grade-point average of less than 2.5 are eligible for conditional admission consideration.
- The English language proficiency minimum requirement is a TOEFL score of 550 points on the Paper-based test (PBT) or 80 points Internet-based test (iBT) or an IELTS score Overall band 6.0.
- Students whose English language proficiency test scores do not meet the minimum requirement will be assigned to an English as a Second Language (ESL) course as per ESL policy.