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
This degree will provide a comprehensive analysis of contemporary international relations in the post-Cold War period. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to study a range of international issues but especially to investigate whether international relations in the post-Cold War period has 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'. 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.
Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.
Information for international students
This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Full-time: Starts September each year. Distance Learning: Starts March and September each year.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Office, Department of Politics and International Relations
- +44 (0)116 252 2714