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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Relations with Korean

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)39900/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Course Description

Your first year will introduce you to the key analytical approaches used in the study of global politics and applies these to international political events in historical and contemporary settings. Your second year modules will focus on security, political economy, global society and contemporary history and prepare you for your final year dissertation by providing training in research techniques. You will pursue your own independent research project during your third year while taking elective modules based on the research-expertise of the school staff.



Year 1


  • Approaches to Global Politics
  • International Law and Organisations
  • Introduction to European Union Politics
  • Power and Contest: Living in a Political World

Optional Modules

  • Beginners French/German/Japanese/Korean/ Mandarin/Spanish*
  • Cultures of Everyday Life
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • The Individual 2: Individual Differences
  • The Making of Modern Asia
  • Mass Media
  • People, Work and Organisations

Year 2


  • The Contemporary World Since 1945
  • Global Political Economy and International Development
  • International Relations of the Asia Pacific
  • International Security

Optional Modules

  • Cultural Politics
  • Global Media and Communication
  • Intermediate French/German/Japanese/Korean/
  • Mandarin/Spanish*
  • Introduction to Citizenship
  • People, Groups and Society
  • Political Communication, Public Relations and Propaganda
  • Understanding the Malay World

Year 3


  • Dissertation: Politics, History and International Relations (for non-language students)


Optional Module

  • Advanced French/German/Japanese/Korean/ Mandarin/Spanish*
  • Asian Country Study: Thailand
  • Asian Study Tour: Thailand
  • Food, Hunger and Development
  • Nationalism and the State: Themes and Perspectives from
  • Contemporary Southeast Asia
  • Policy and Persuasion
  • The Politics and Economics of European Monetary Integration
  • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
  • Regionalism in World Politics: The Case of ASEAN

*International relations with a language students only. 

Entry Requirements
Entry requirements
Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Arts or the Foundation in Business and Management programmes
A level ABB excluding general studies
IB Diploma 32 points with 6,5,5, at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Standard or Higher Level
STPM AB+B+, excluding Pengajian Am, with grade C in SPM mathematics
UEC 6 As, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language
SAM/AUSMAT/HSC Applicants with these backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply and are welcome to contact the school beforehand if they wish to discuss eligibility
Canadian Pre-U Applicants with these backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply and are welcome to contact the school beforehand if they wish to discuss eligibility
SPM/GCSE/IGCSE In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE must have grade C in mathematics
English language requirements
IELTS:  6.5 (no element below 6.0)
TOEFL (iBT):  88 (no element below 19)
PTE (Academic): 62 (minimum 55)
SPM:  grade A-
1119 (GCE-O): grade B
GCSE/IGCSE:  grade C
UEC:  grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL): 4 points 
IB English B HL:  4 points 
IB English SL:  5 points 
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Intake Months


Career Prospects

Our degrees will equip you for a career in a wide variety of fields including foreign ministries, international organisations, international businesses and finance, non-governmental and aid sectors, international media and journalism, local and national government, think-tanks, policy advice and lobbying.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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