Taught course

International Relations

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

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Months of entry


Course content

This course will shape your understanding of international relations by examining a wide range of advanced theories, approaches, and stimulating debates in the complex field of international politics and relations.

You'll analyse topics central to the functioning of the international system and explore contemporary and historical approaches, focusing on country-specific, regional and international processes. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach and reflects the broadening nature of international relations beyond the confines of inter-state relationships.

You'll have the opportunity to develop expertise in a specialist area of interest to you by tailoring your studies with a choice of optional modules, while working with leaders in the field of international relations. As well as enhancing your knowledge in international relations – and the complex and contradictory forces that shape the global agenda – you’ll be equipped with excellent research skills, and develop your knowledge of relevant methodologies and approaches.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Politics and International Studies