BA (Hons) International Relations


Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Course Duration


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The BA (Hons) in International Relations aims to produce graduates who are reflective and critical learners, with a global perspective, and who are prepared for the world of work. This is achieved through a number of measures:

  • In order to capitalize on the knowledge and understanding that the degree aims to develop, effective communication and an ability to work in teams and with diverse stakeholders, are seen as essential attributes of our graduates. The development of communication, presentation and team working skills lie at the heart of the degree and are nurtured from first principles to a high level of proficiency in many of the thematic modules and, especially, through tutorial programmes.
  • Employers also value independence of thought and a creative ability to find solutions. The degree enables students to take ownership of their learning – whether individually or in groups – and encourages independence of thought and problem-solving across a spectrum of activities: in the conduct of a research dissertation; in critical reading and writing in thematic modules; or in tutorial discussions and presentations.

In addition the degree explores issues of sustainability and the environment. Atmospheric and many other pollutions are inevitably global issues as they know no boundaries and are included here because sustainability and the environment are increasingly important global issues, including the international competition for scarce resources such as oil and water.


STPM Successful completion of STPM with 2 full passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and completion of SPM or equivalent
Other Successful completion of the relevant APIIT Diploma, or Successful completion of study in another recognised institution with academic credits equivalent to Year 1 of an honours degree in relevant subjects
Foundation Recognised Matriculation or foundation with CGPA 2.0
A-Level Successful completion of A-Level with at least a pass in 2 subjects and successful completion of O-Level