International Relations

Postgraduate Certificate
15 months
550 GBP/module
550 GBP/module
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Open up a world of opportunities by exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today with this International Relations from Leeds Beckett University. From climate change and conflict to trade negotiations and social inequality, you will gain an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level.

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You will discover how the subject of international relations has evolved, considering traditional theories and how they compare with contemporary thinking and current events. By studying global institutions such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the EU and the role they play on the political stage, you will gain an insight into how they deal with the shifting political and social issues that influence decision making at a regional, national and worldwide level.

You will also explore the impact of globalisation and its consequences for international society, enhancing your expertise and giving you the confidence to tackle the ethical challenges occurring in the world around you.


You'll have a deep understanding of the social and political challenges that affect the world, and an ability to cope with these challenges in employment, political and social engagement. You will be prepared for opportunities where you can influence progressive social change. Graduates of this International Relations from Leeds Beckett University have found work with World Vision in Ghana, REDD humanitarian and disaster relief, as diplomats, MPs, and university lecturers around the world.

  • Diplomat
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • Lecturer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing and Managing Projects
  • Theorising Human Rights
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Gendering the International

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    550 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 GBP per module and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    550 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 GBP per module and a duration of 15 months.




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International Relations
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