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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
- Attend the Perspectives in IR research seminar series
- Learn a language online through Rosetta Stone
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 3 Preparing for success: Academic Skills Investigating Liverpool Contemporary Issues in Law Understanding Contemporary Social Issues Contemporary Issues in Security and Policing Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 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 Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Teaching and assessments are designed to aid the development of your knowledge of international relations. 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.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Liverpool John Moores University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 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||DDD||Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: DDD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMP if studied on its own or to the total of 72 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 24 credits P: 21 credits||Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: At least 24 Merits and 21 Passes, or any other combination that equates to 72 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 72 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other 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: 72 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff 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
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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