Liverpool John Moores University

International Relations and Politics Liverpool John Moores University Degree level: Undergraduate


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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


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.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code A006
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C 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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £13,950 * 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.

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are those for the 2018/19 year as information for 2019/20 is not yet available. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they intend to freeze tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year. However, this is still subject to the normal parliamentary approval. Once 2019/20 fees are confirmed we will update our web pages accordingly. Please check the LJMU website for the most up-to-date information. All figures are subject to yearly increases.

Provider information

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Liverpool John Moores University
Egerton Court (Headquarters)
2 Rodney Street
L1 2UA

Course contact details

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

0151 231 5175