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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About International Relations at School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

International relations explores how states interact and co-operate with each other. This degree offers you an historical understanding of the development of the 'society of states' and how it is changing today.

As an International Relations student you'll gain expertise in data analysis, research, critical thinking and more as you develop an in-depth understanding of the discipline. Taught by experts in a stimulating research environment, you'll examine the ways in which states behave and what obligations they may have to wider conceptions of international society. You'll explore the political dynamics that influence interstate cooperation, and the roles of international organisations like the UN in promoting international peace and security. We offer a wide range of optional modules which allows you to tailor your degree to pursue topics that excite you, so you can you develop your interests in specialist areas.

On this course you'll have the opportunity to study abroad, allowing you to develop an international perspective on your subject or undertake a work placement which will give you an insight into working life in a particular organisation or sector linked to your studies.

Throughout the course, you'll gain a diverse skillset that will be valuable to you as a citizen, as well as in your future career - whatever path you choose to take.

Quantitative Research Methods (QRM) pathway

At the end of Year 1, you'll have the opportunity to apply for a place on our BA International Relations with Quantitative Research Methods pathway. This pathway will help you develop advanced analytical skills, which are in high demand across the public, private, and third sectors. You will learn statistical analysis techniques and their application to real data (e.g. survey data, countries' statistical data) using statistical software. You will also write a dissertation in which you will analyse quantitative data to examine questions about politics, development or international relations.

You are not required to have done Mathematics at A level, this pathway is open to all students as long as you have attained an overall 2:1 in your first year and a 2:1 in the Comparative Politics module.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

UK/EU: To be confirmed

International: To be confirmed

The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.

Entry requirements

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

If you have the ability to study for a degree but don't have the qualifications to enter directly to level one, you might consider studying a foundation year.

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

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