Taught course

International Relations and World Order

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Politics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or its equivalent in politics, history, international relations or other related subjects.

Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This degree will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of contemporary international relations. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to study a range of international issues, and to investigate whether international relations in the post-Cold War period have been founded upon a Western model of 'World Order'.

The course will introduce you to differing concepts of order in the post-Cold War world. It will enable you to think critically about the nature of international relations: about the extent to which Western interests, institutions and culture dominate the world system and the challenges and responses generated by that dominance. The course focuses on both theoretical and empirical approaches to this subject.

You will complete one core module which will critically examine the means by which the West maintains its concept of 'Order' and non-Western responses to it. You can then choose three option modules, which, along with your dissertation, allow you to specialise in areas that interest you or complement your professional goals.

As well as equipping you with a detailed understanding of contemporary international relations this degree will develop your ability to think both analytically and critically and to produce reasoned arguments encompassing your increased knowledge and understanding of the issues. It will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, verbal and written communication, and presenting and planning.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Politics and International Relations
Email
politicspg@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2714