International Relations Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

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Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of International Relations

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25651 £24571 £30295
25-75 percentile range £22016 - £30312 £19077 - £31076 £22913 - £40577

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26136 £25710 £32139
25-75 percentile range £22665 - £29805 £20681 - £32027 £25050 - £42167

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for International Relations

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of International Relations who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Specialisations within International Relations

  • Security Studies
  • Diplomacy
  • Global Governance
  • Cyber Security
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Politics
  • National and International Security
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Law
  • Health Policy
  • Intercultural Communications

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study International Relations, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


  • The following degrees are offered for International Relations studies:
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil

According to a 2019 study conducted at Northeastern University in the U.S., 83% of business executives considered an online degree from a well-known institution to have the same value as its equivalent on-campus degree. The same study found that respect for online degrees has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. The reputation of the institution is generally more important than whether the degree is obtained online. The COVID pandemic has erased any remaining stigma that online education may have had in the past.