Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Relations

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Course summary

You'll choose a pathway to study:

  • BA (Hons) International Relations
  • BA (Hons) International Relations with Global Development
  • BA (Hons) International Relations with Politics
  • BA (Hons) International Relations with Human Rights
Gain an international perspective by exploring how nations interact on the global stage. As part of this course, you’ll:
  • Critically explore global issues such as security, poverty, debt and famine
  • Understand how we can address the challenges faced by humanity from an international relations perspective
  • Examine 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
  • Evaluate theories of international relations and diplomacy and analyse the ideas, ideologies, policies and institutions that form the foundations of global politics
  • Analyse what happens during conflict, and the challenges faced by states and world organisations trying to preserve peace and security
  • 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


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Politics, Ethics & Justice
  • World Politics
  • International Actors & Institutions
  • Understanding International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Economy
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Global Inequalities
  • Active Citizenship
  • Understanding Security
  • Environment & World Politics
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Dissertation in International Relations
  • 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

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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/

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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

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International Relations at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS