Will my A level subjects be useful for International Relations

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I am planning on doing International Relations in university and my subjects at the moment are english Lit, history, and two languages. Can I get into the course with these subjects ? I have also heard there is economic in international relations so will I be OK if I don't have any knowledge in economy?
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You need to look in detail about what International Relations actually involves at University.
Its actually 'International Politics' by another name - it isnt 'International Studies' - its a hefty social science.
Examples :
York - https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergr...nal-relations/
Leicester - https://le.ac.uk/courses/internation...ations-ba/2021
Birmingham - https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...relations.aspx
Look at the course contect (the available 'units') and look at the A level subject required for the course.
There are also courses that combines IR and languages - https://www.gre.ac.uk/subjects/international-relations

If you want to use your languages and History you might find European Studies (or another 'area studies' course) more interesting. European Studies - https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/ug00...ropean-studies
Or for Law, you dont require any specific A level subjects, and you can also do this with a Language - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/law/
Or Liberal Studies (with Study Abroad) - https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/unde.../liberal-arts/
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(Original post by McGinger)
You need to look in detail about what International Relations actually involves at University.
Its actually 'International Politics' by another name - it isnt 'International Studies' - its a hefty social science.
Examples :
York - https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergr...nal-relations/
Leicester - https://le.ac.uk/courses/internation...ations-ba/2021
Birmingham - https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...relations.aspx
Look at the course contect (the available 'units') and look at the A level subject required for the course.
There are also courses that combines IR and languages - https://www.gre.ac.uk/subjects/international-relations

If you want to use your languages and History you might find European Studies (or another 'area studies' course) more interesting. European Studies - https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/ug00...ropean-studies
Or for Law, you dont require any specific A level subjects, and you can also do this with a Language - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/law/
Or Liberal Studies (with Study Abroad) - https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/unde.../liberal-arts/
Thank you, I have looked at the entry requirements for some universities regarding international relations and most don't seem to ask fo any specific subjects, but I have looked at the links provided and found many useful.
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