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.
On this International Relations at Leeds Beckett University, you will discover how the subject has evolved, considering traditional theories and how they compare with contemporary thinking and current events. By studying global institutions such as the World Bank, 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 national, regional and worldwide level.
You will also explore the impact of globalisation and its consequences for international society, enhancing your skills and capability in tackling 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. Our graduates have found work with World Vision in Ghana, REDD humanitarian and disaster relief, as diplomats, MPs, and university lecturers around the world.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Distance Learning: 20 Months
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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.
Fees are subject to change. Please verify the fees on the university website.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:
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