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International Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
During the International Relations programme offered at the University of Leicester, you’ll learn about the key concepts of international relations, as well as how to work out in the field.
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Overview

Programme Overview

Over the course of the International Relations BA offered at the University of Leicester, you will explore some of the most important and interesting issues in international relations, including order and disorder in international relations, human rights in the global order, old and new security challenges, and the impact of globalisation.

Your core modules will cover international relations from 1945 to the present, ethics and international relations, the world economy, theories of international relations, international security and foreign policy. You will also be able to choose from a range of option modules covering issues such as gender and international relations, old and new wars, counter-terrorism and international development. Regions covered in depth on the course include the US, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Our lecturers produce internationally renowned, cutting-edge research, and are keen to share their knowledge. During your time with us, we will encourage you to focus your studies on your own areas of interest. All our degrees offer a wide range of exciting module choices – and as our lecturers have such diverse interests, you will receive enthusiastic support and guidance for whichever area you choose.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Year Abroad (optional)
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cold War, Crisis and Confrontation: International Relations 1945-1989
  • Politics, Power and Ethics
  • Case Studies in Politics, Power and Ethics
  • Key Concepts in International Relations
  • Order and Disorder: International Relations from 1989 to the Present
  • Case Studies in Post-Cold War (Dis-)Order
  • Power in the World Economy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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General Requirements

  • A/AS Levels: BBB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. 
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBC + EPQ at grade B
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 25 credits at Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 28 points overall.
  • BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DDM

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 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
    Living Costs

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Funding

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