Taught course

International Relations and Democratic Politics

University of Westminster, London · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, first class or upper second class or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome; if you hold or are expecting to gain a good first degree in an unrelated subject, you may be required to complete the University's Summer School module in International Relations or an equivalent approved by the course admissions tutor. If your first language is not English, an attainment of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must be demonstrated. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Comparisons of various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts are employed within the contexts of social processes and international relations. The course considers various aspects of the international order and international politics, including the dynamics of international social and political power relationships as well as the role of violence, peace and war in the rise of the modern state, competing perspectives on the human sciences. These topics are studied comparatively in relation to governmental, political and social processes and in the contexts of various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 600. Strong links with Europe, Asia, North America and Middle East.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

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