• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

In this International Relations with Languages (Hons) course from De Montfort University  you will study the crucial issues in contemporary international politics: the rise of new powers such as China and India, the crisis in Syria, the challenges of resolving the Eurozone crisis, the problems of facing terrorism and the persistence of poverty and inequality in the global south.

You can combine International Relations with a foreign language, from beginners to post-GCSE level. At a time when the graduate employment market is very competitive, having a recognised competence in a foreign language can set you apart from most other graduates and enhance your career prospects.

Competence in another language has become an essential skill for success in the global job market. By combining your study of Human Resource Management with a language, you will develop not only competence in the language itself, but will also enhance your employability; a language distinguishes you from other graduates.

You can study either:

  • International Relations with French (at beginners’ or post-GCSE level)
  • International Relations with Mandarin Chinese (at beginner level only), with the opportunity to experience Chinese life on campus at the Confucius Institute
  • International Relations with Spanish

Graduate careers

The course prepares you for senior roles in public and private organisations where you can influence major decisions that affect us all.

The public sector is the UK’s largest employer and one of the most diverse, challenging and exciting sectors in which to work.

There is real demand for managers who understand the implications of the global financial crisis, climate change, sustainable development, health care and other issues affecting contemporary society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with a placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Language Module
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Introduction to Contemporary International Relations
  • Global Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Globalisation
  • Politics in Action
  • Themes and Debates in Contemporary International Relations Theory

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A-level or equivalent (e.g. BTEC)
  • International Baccalaureate: 26 + points
  • All students must have at least five GCSEs grades A–C including English Language and Maths. Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent). English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade C
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 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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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
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Funding

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