International Relations and Politics Liverpool John Moores University

Undergraduate

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

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

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 -

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 112 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 BBC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
Is general studies acceptable? Yes
Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Average A Level offer: BBC
Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM required or 112 UCAS Tariff points if studied in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Yes
Further information: At least 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits, or any other combination that equates to 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 112 UCAS Tariff points from Composite Parts and in combination with other Level 3 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: 112 UCAS Tariff points with maximum 20 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

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.