Taught course

International Relations

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Psychology, Sociology, Health & Social Care, Humanities combined awards, English Literature, 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, Youth and Community Studies, 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. International students - IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Open up a world of opportunities by exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. 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.

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, 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 skills and capability in tackling the ethical challenges occurring in the world around you.

Fees and funding

A scholarship of £1500 is offered to new full-time students studying an MA, MSc or MBA who are eligible to pay Home/EU fees. For Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, or part-time courses, a pro rata scholarship is available. Please see our website for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113