Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

International Relations (Taught)

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Course summary

Explore some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. You’ll join an academic community with a desire for progressive social change on this master’s course. Explore a wide variety of current issues around the world such as trade negotiations and social inequality. You’ll develop an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Discover how the study of international relations has evolved and developed over time
  • Consider traditional theories of international relations and how they compare with contemporary thinking and current events
  • Study global institutions such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the EU, and the role they play on the political stage
  • Gain insight into how global institutions deal with the shifting political and social issues that influence decision making at a regional, national and worldwide level
  • Explore the impact of globalisation and understand its consequences for international society
Find out more Learn from experts You'll join an academic community with a variety of research interests and expertise. Our staff and students share a desire for progressive social change, locally and globally. Strengthen your employability As well as developing academic expertise, your course will also focus on employability, personal effectiveness, advocacy, activism and research skills so you’re in a strong position when you graduate. Why study International Relations at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Research-led teaching – your learning will be guided by the latest research and thinking in the field
  • Guest lectures and conferences – learn from speakers’ professional experiences and insight
  • Learn in a small group - share ideas and debate issues with your peers
  • Part-time option – fit your studies around your existing commitments


Core Modules:

  • Theorising International Relations
  • Theorising Development
  • Gendering the International
  • Dissertation
  • Theorising Human Rights
  • Research Methods
In addition, choose from a list of option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of sociology, politics, economics, philosophy, religious studies, human geography, history, business studies, criminology, journalism, media studies, anthropology, education studies, peace studies, European studies, international political economy, social work, law, social sciences, social policy, development studies, events management, marketing, security studies or international relations, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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International Relations at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS