Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics with Global Development

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Course summary

With the 2017 snap general election, Brexit and the Donald Trump US Presidency, politics is as divisive as ever for those involved in the debate. Critically explore politics and examine some of the pressing issues facing us today, such as climate change, human rights, migration and the crisis of capitalism. You will explore how the role of the state, international power relations, ethics, and political movements and ideologies such as Marxism have profound implications for the organisation of our society. In your second year and third year, you will have a choice of optional modules and a dissertation, which you can tailor to your interests. You can apply to study the single honours degree or one of the combined awards listed below. You also have the option of changing your award at the end of your first year. BA (Hons) Politics with Global Development Explore how global development confronts the ethical dilemmas facing the distribution of power and resources. You will examine theories of development, poverty and economic crises and their relevance to the social and political challenges of the 21st century. You will investigate how contemporary issues of inequality, famine, the environment and migration affect us all and how individuals, groups and states respond to these challenges. With BA (Hons) Politics with Global Development, in Years 2 and 3 you will study the modules Political Economy of Global South, Understanding Development, Development in Practice and also complete a Dissertation. BA (Hons) Politics with Peace Studies Understand how international relations have traditionally been conducted and the consequences and limitations of these approaches. You will examine key theories of peace, warfare and security and their relevance and practice in the 21st century. You will explore how contemporary issues, such as inequality, terrorism, migration and technological advancements, affect us all and how we cope and react to these global issues. You will develop your practical understanding of conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace building. BA (Hons) Politics with International Relations 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. You will 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. BA (Hons) Politics with Political Economy Political Economy is a crucial tool to understand the relationship between history, economics, the international state system and political power. You will engage with the work of important thinkers like Smith, Keynes and Marx; critically investigate the contemporary contours of neoliberal globalisation; explore the uneven development of global capitalism in the Global South; and develop an applied critical knowledge of the economic theories and politics that influence how human social relationships are governed in our world. BA (Hons) Politics with Human Rights Many political, economic, social and cultural factors impact the successful protection and promotion of human rights around the world. You will engage with debates about the universality of human rights and assess the success of human rights as a mechanism for social justice. You will explore the work of human rights activists and the political strategies they employ to try and stop human rights violations.

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Politics, Ethics & Justice
  • Introduction to Governance
  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • World Politics
  • Political Movements & Ideologies
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Dissertation in Global Development
  • Policy Making
  • Development in Practice
  • Governing Globalisation
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Gender & Development
  • Advanced Surveillance
- International Peacekeeping

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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EU £9250* 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 £10500* Year 1

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