International Relations and Politics at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

International Relations and Politics

Liverpool John Moores University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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This innovative degree will provide a grounding in international relations theory while examining in-depth issues of enduring international significance. In examining the challenges the world faces today, we will encourage you to develop your own opinions and actively engage in politics.

  • Develop your own political voices and choose how to actively engage with world affairs
  • Hear from experts and practitioners in the field of International Relations
  • The option to study abroad for either a semester or a year with one of our overseas partners
  • The option to do a year-long work placement in an international-related organisation
  • Participate in field trips to visit and understand the complex workings of institutions and think tanks
  • Join a highly motivated and research active academic community

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. ​Level 4 International History and State Formation Introduction to International Relations and Politics Understanding the Theories behind Politics Researching International Relations Comparative Politics Being Politically Engaged Level 5 Debating International Relations Theory Research Paper in International Relations The following options are typically offered: A Bitter Resurgence: China into the Modern World (1894-1992) BRICS in World Politics Sandwich Year Study Semester Abroad Study Year Abroad Revolution in International Relations Colonial Africa, 1880-1994 International Politics at the Regional Level The Soviet Experiment, 1917-1991 Issues in Global Politics Globalisation, Culture and Society ​Level 6 Research Project in International Relations and Politics The following options are typically offered: Non-western Political Theories Politically Engaging with the State Interpreting conflict in post-colonial Africa Aesthetics and Politics Public International Law Ten Great Books in International Politics The International Politics of Development The UN and International Security US Democracy Promotion in the Contemporary Era Sport, Crime and Society: A Critical Sociological Analysis Laws of War Body Politics: Gender, Sexuality and Society

Assessment method

The aim in all the assessments is to test your understanding of international relations and politics. We all learn in different ways, and our assessments are a mixture of essays, essay plans, , presentations and research project.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeA006
Institution code L51
Campus nameLiverpool John Moores University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Mature applicants will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience. International applicants will be considered in line with UK qualifications. Any applicant whose first language is not English will be required to have IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component) or acceptable equivalent. If a prospective student does not have the required English language scores then LJMU has 6, 12 and 20 week of English training programmes (https://www.ljmuisc.com/programmes/presessional-english) that students can enrol on in order to improve their language skills to a sufficient level to enable them to enrol on the BA. The programme takes place in the summer before the BA starts.
A level BBC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: BBC Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM required or 112 UCAS Tariff points if studied in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Yes Further information: At least 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits, or any other combination that equates to 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 112 UCAS Tariff points from Composite Parts and in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS Tariff points with maximum 20 points from Ordinary Level

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number Are functional skills acceptable? Yes


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year.
International Relations and Politics at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS