• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
An (Hons) International Relations degree from Manchester Metropolitan University will help you to gain an appreciation of how states, international organisations, and non-state actors interact on the global stage. Supported by knowledgeable and passionate staff, you'll start by looking at the core theories of international relations and their underlying methods.
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With this (Hons) International Relations degree from Manchester Metropolitan University you'll get a broad grounding in a range of topics in global politics such as terrorism, security studies, human rights, Internet politics, and many others. The teaching team constantly updates the course content to reflect on the key developments in International Relations.

A wide variety of options means you can pursue your own interests - with increasing levels of flexibility as you progress through the course. In the final year, you will engage more directly with current academic debates and contemporary political developments. 

With practical skills training including advanced analytical approaches, and an opportunity to study abroad, an International Relations degree opens doors to a range of interesting and rewarding career possibilities. 


Most international relations graduates go straight into employment and/or further study. Previous graduates have gone in to a variety of jobs in the public sector (housing and education departments in councils, the police, the military), utilities, the financial sector, recruitment, journalism, media, non-governmental organisations, charities, development work, teaching, the law and academic research. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years with placement

    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Securities and Insecurities in Global Politics
  • Case studies in International Relations
  • Questioning Humanity 
  • Approaches to International Relations
  • Global Emancipatory Movements
  • Global Chronicles: the rise of the International Order
  • Developments in Politics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 DMM or Advanced Diploma).

Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £3,625 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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