Why study International Studies with The Open University?
The Politics and International Studies team at The Open University are active researchers, publishing original work on topics including international politics, migration, and development. This research heavily influences the teaching and materials for our modules and qualifications.
Studying international studies with us offers you:
- The chance to specialise in politics, history or the environment as one core area of concern to international studies.
- An opportunity to join the largest and most diverse faculty at the OU, with some 50,000 students on arts and social sciences courses.
- Flexible study that fits around your work and other commitments.
Careers in International Studies
An international studies degree is applicable to a wide range of professions in the private and public sectors, including international agencies, government bodies, and businesses. Employers will value your ability to analyse problems relating to a range of international issues including: co-operation and conflict; cultural difference; and international economics.
Our range of courses in international studies can help you start or progress your career as a:
- Government Social Research Officer
- Charity Officer
- Politician's Assistant