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    Also, how employable is it?
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    The short answer is there may be no difference. It depends on the university. A degree name is just a name, you need to look at the modules in detail in order to compare degree differences. That said, International Relations degrees tend to be more politics-orientated, some IR degrees may offer modules in modern history or security studies, but others don't. If you want to study and specialise in a particular region (Europe, Asia etc) then International / Area Studies would probably be better because they allow you to study more subjects (e.g. film, linguistics and culture).

    I don't know how employable either degree would be. Look on the UniStats website to get an indicator of graduate prospects for the degrees you're interested in.
 
 
 
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