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International Relations & Peace Studies
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

International Relations & Peace Studies

Overview

Understand how international relations have traditionally been conducted and the consequences and limitations of these approaches. You will examine key theories of peace, warfare and security and their relevance and practice in the 21st century. You will explore how contemporary issues, such as inequality, terrorism, migration and technological advancements, affect us all and how we cope and react to these global issues. You will develop your practical understanding of conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace building, and you will undertake a placement with a voluntary organisation to refine your practical skills and to support your personal development.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including social work and social policy.

You will benefit from our partnerships with a wide range of organisations in the worlds of international policy, global development and peace and conflict resolution. You'll have the chance to hear from renowned visiting lecturers. Previous speakers have included comedian and political activist Mark Thomas, Ela Gandhi and Senator George Mitchell.

Our course will help develop your employability and gives you the opportunity to take part in an exciting and relevant volunteering placement in the UK or overseas.

Entry Requirements

48
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 48 points required. (Minimum of 48 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.)
Additional Requirements:

GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with 48 UCAS points.

International Baccalaureate: Pass IB Diploma with 24 points.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 48 points required. (Minimum of 48 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.)
Additional Requirements:

GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass Access to HE Diploma overall with 48 UCAS points.

International Baccalaureate: Pass IB Diploma with 24 points.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Nicholas Renn Nichol

Careers

Nicholas Renn Nichol
Managing Director AptART

BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development

“The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

Modules & learning

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Introduction to Peace & Conflict Studies

Politics, Ethics & Justice

Challenge of Development

Introduction to World Politics

Introduction to Political Economy

Political Ideologies & Movements

Theories of Peace & Security

Understanding Conflict Resolution

Understanding International Relations

Understanding Security

Global Inequalities

The Politics of Human Rights

Introduction to Marx & Marxism

Environment & World Politics

Advanced Surveillance

Conflict Resolution in Practice

Peace Building

Governing Globalisation

Volunteering & Work Practice

Independent Project

Leeds Beckett University
Dr Sophia Price
Head of Subject

Sophia Price is Principal Lecturer in Social Sciences, the Course Leader for Applied Global Ethics and a Leeds Beckett University Teacher Fellow. Her research focuses on the European Union's development policies and external relations.

Students learn and appreciate the importance of peace in everyday lives. They understand the range and power of organisations, groups and individuals working for social change and peace, and explore ideas to improve social, economic and political conditions.
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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