Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics with International Relations

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Course summary

You’ll choose a pathway to study:

  • BA (Hons) Politics
  • BA (Hons) Politics with Global Development
  • BA (Hons) Politics with International Relations
  • BA (Hons) Politics with Human Rights
Gain an international perspective by exploring how nations interact on the global stage, what happens during conflict, and the challenges faced by states and world organisations trying to preserve peace and security. As part of this course, you’ll:
  • Examine politics as a human activity with a local, national and global outlook
  • Study the ideas, ideologies, policies and institutions that form the foundations of modern politics
  • Understand complex policy issues and advocate solutions to problems
  • Evaluate the nature and distribution of power systems, processes and institutions of governance
  • Analyse different interpretations of political events and issues, synthesising relevant information, exercising critical judgement and constructing reasoned arguments
  • Engage with the theory of international relations and diplomacy, examining global inequalities, the rise of the superpower nations and what power looks like at a global level
  • Understand how major developments, including the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, globalisation, changing global power relations and the emergence of new terror threats and social movements have shaped the world
  • Undertake a volunteering placement giving you work experience in the field
  • Blend critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
*You can apply to study the single honours degree or one of the combined awards listed.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Politics, Ethics & Justice
  • Introduction to World Politics
  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • Political Movements & Ideologies
  • Introduction to Governance
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Active Citizenship
  • The UK & the EU
  • Global Inequalities
  • Understanding Security
  • The Modern State
  • Environment & World Politics
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Dissertation in International Relations
  • Policy Making
  • Rethinking Diplomacy
  • Governing Globalisation
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L201
Institution code:
L27
Campus name:
City CampusC
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please visit our online prospectus for detailed Clearing entry criteria https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/clearing/


Unistats information

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80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Politics with International Relations at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS