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If you're interested in national and international organisations, conflict and uncertainty, and in how they are shaping contemporary international relations, the International Relations (Distance Learning) programme from University of Portsmouth will develop your grasp of the central issues.

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Overview

You'll study the contours of contemporary insecurity, such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD), terrorism and political violence, and explore the power of social movements, political resistance and rebellion.

You'll challenge conventional explanations, develop your own arguments, and participate in key debates about international relations and global politics. You'll develop advanced analytic skills and critical assessment abilities, and learn to write engaging reports, policy briefs and essays.

When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to generate creative solutions that benefit the global economy and international society. You will be suited for roles in security, development, social policy, governance, advocacy and communications. Previous graduates have gone on to work in parliaments, political parties, third sector and civil society organisations.

You can start this course in October/September (campus based and distance learning) or February/January (distance learning only).

Careers and opportunities

This International Relations (Distance Learning) programme from University of Portsmouth will put you in a strong position to pursue job roles in areas and organisations such as:

  • national, European and international state institutions
  • political parties
  • political lobbyists
  • think tanks
  • security and risk analysis
  • foreign affairs analysis
  • political communication and journalism

You could also continue your studies in postgraduate research, leading to a qualification such as a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring International Relations
  • Dissertation / Major Project
  • NGOs and Social Movements
  • European International Relations: Facing New Challenges
  • Contemporary Security in International Relations: Providers and Challenges (campus based only)
  • Resistance and Rebellion
  • Defence and Deterrence
  • Terrorism and Political Violence

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

A good honours degree in a Social Science, Humanities or related subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7450 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7450 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Part-time (distance learning): £3,730 per year

EU students

  • Full-time (distance learning): £7,450
  • Part-time (distance learning): £3,730 per year     

International students

  • Full-time (distance learning): £7,450
  • Part-time (distance learning): £3,730 per year

Funding

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