Internationalising the Curriculum of International Relations

Ilia Xypolia* (Corresponding Author)

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During the past few years, there has been a gradual but steady transformation of the student body of all UK Universities. Many non-UK students have chosen to study for an undergraduate degree in International Relations. This increasing number is added to the large number of exchange students from every corner of the globe who selected to spend a semester or a year at a British Higher Education Institution. The main argument this article puts forward is that these developments highlight the need to make the curriculum more inclusive for practical and for educational reasons. In doing so, it examines the concept of ‘internationalisation’ and explores key challenges and issues regarding internationalisation and inclusive curriculum. The article concludes by laying out ideas for about internationalizing the International Relations curriculum at Keele.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Academic Development and Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Higher Education
  • Internationalisation
  • curriculum
  • international relations
  • sciences
  • social


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