Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
At the end of your first year, you can choose to pursue a single honours degree and achieve a BA (Hons) International Relations award, or alternatively you can choose to study one of our pathways of specialised modules, and gain a combined degree in one of the following:
BA (Hons) International Relations with Global Development
BA (Hons) International Relations with Peace Studies
BA (Hons) International Relations with Politics
BA (Hons) International Relations with Political Economy
- BA (Hons) International Relations with Human Rights
You will also be able to apply direct to study one of these pathways from your first year.
With BA (Hons) International Relations with Peace Studies, in Years 2 and 3 you will study the modules Theories of Peace, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Non-Violent Resistance and also complete a Dissertation.
- Year 1 Shared Core Modules
- Understanding International Relations
- Politics, Ethics & Justice
- Introduction to Political Economy
- International Actors
- Introduction to World Politics
- Year 2 Shared Core Modules
- Active Citizenship
- Global Inequalities
- Environment & World Politics
- Understanding Security
- 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 Shared Core Modules
- 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
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||City CampusC|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£10,500 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.