International Relations at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our International Relations course recognises the international and the global as spaces of ‘contentious’ politics, that are often structured by inequalities – including, for example, racialised, gendered, and classed inequalities – within, between, and across different societies. Our course will help you develop a comprehensive knowledge and an advanced understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches relating to international relations and to critically apply these to a range of contemporary global issues, such as global political economy, development, global governance, security, foreign policy, inequality and livelihoods, in innovative and creative ways. You will engage with a range of traditional and cutting-edge theoretical and analytical approaches to the study of international relations as global politics, moving beyond a traditional focus on the role of states to examine and evaluate a wide range of non-state actors such as international organisations, transnational social movements, transnational corporations, global civil society as well as local social organisations and political actors. Key features

  • You can exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate depending on the credits you have successfully achieved.
  • Modules are research-led and move beyond a traditional focus of international relations to address key global challenges such as poverty and inequality, development, gender inequality, democracy, work and precarity.
  • Through the study of everyday lives and experiences, you will assess the ways in which the global is embedded in the local and develop a sense of global civic responsibility and political possibility.
  • Develop and apply values, skills, knowledge and behaviours that will enable you to contribute to the development of a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
  • Benefit from research-led teaching delivered by subject experts as well as further opportunities such as study trips, guest speakers and events organised by our research centres.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of interactive lectures and workshops, seminars, student-based enquiry and problem-based learning to ensure you develop a specialist subject knowledge and apply this to the contemporary practices and problems of global politics. You will also benefit from research-led teaching delivered by subject experts as well as further opportunities such as study trips, guest speakers and events organised by our research centres. Students are encouraged to bring themselves and their own experiences to bear in respectful discussion, debate and collaborative activities and projects. Assessments are varied and are designed to ensure you develop advanced research skills, such as literature review, data analysis, case study analysis and critical evaluation skills, necessary for the completion of the extended research project, as well as practical skills, such as policy formation and negotiation, oral, written and visual communication and problem-solving skills, valuable for future careers in policy and civil service, NGOs and think tanks, international organisations, and the private sector, as well as further postgraduate study in the social sciences. You will be given feedback throughout the programme to develop and improve their skills and understanding and students are encouraged to reflect on their own practice as well as constructive feedback from your peers and tutors to improve your performance and reflexivity.

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in politics, international relations or a related subject. We encourage and welcome applications from applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. Non-standard applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9435 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9435 Year 1
Scotland £9435 Year 1
Wales £9435 Year 1
International £15800 Year 1

Additional fee information

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International Relations at De Montfort University - UCAS