Benefits of studying international relations

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Benefits of studying international relations

International relations is the study of how the different actors of the international community interact with one another on a day-to-day basis.

The course focuses on the changing political, economic and cultural relations within the international system of the modern era and explores how global, regional, and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.

In addition to in-depth knowledge of world affairs, economics, culture, history and language, you will have several valuable soft skills. They include communication, critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills. This strong foundation will qualify you to work both in the corporate and non-profit sectors. International relations majors go on to have careers in government, law, politics, business, education, media, and international affairs.

International relations serve as a gateway to different job titles that include

-          Demographer

-         CIA Agent

-         Economist

-         Foreign affairs specialist

-         International marketing specialist

-         Journalist

-         Immigration specialist

-         Political analyst

-         Research analyst

The list continues, it stretches from government jobs to sometimes even graphic related occupations.

Like other liberal art degrees, an international relations degree won’t just give you entry into a particular degree, rather it will provide you with a broad knowledge base that you can use to excel in, in an extensive amount of fields.


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