Postgraduate PG Cert

International Relations

Explore some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. You’ll join an academic community with a desire for progressive social change on this course.

International Relations

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Distance Learning
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    9 Months
  • Start date


    18 Sep 2023

Explore a wide variety of current issues around the world such as trade negotiations and social inequality. You’ll develop an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level.

As part of this course, you’ll: 

  • Discover how the study of international relations has evolved and developed over time
  • Consider traditional theories of international relations and how they compare with contemporary thinking and current events
  • Study global institutions such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the EU, and the role they play on the political stage 
  • Gain insight into how global institutions deal with the shifting political and social issues that influence decision making at a regional, national and worldwide level
  • Explore the impact of globalisation and understand its consequences for international society 
     

Learn from experts

You'll join an academic community with a variety of research interests and expertise. Our staff and students share a desire for progressive social change, locally and globally.

Strengthen your employability

As well as developing academic expertise, your course will also focus on employability, personal effectiveness, advocacy, activism and research skills so you’re in a strong position when you graduate. 

Why study International Relations at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Research-led teaching – your learning will be guided by the latest research and thinking in the field
  2. Guest lectures and conferences – learn from speakers’ professional experiences and insight
  3. Learn in a small group - share ideas and debate issues with your peers
  4. Part-time option – fit your studies around your existing commitments
     

Why climate change is causing conflict in Africa Dr Olayinka Ajala, a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Leeds Beckett University, shares his ground-breaking research into why climate change is causing conflict in Africa and explains how this feeds into his teaching so that students can relate what they are learning to current world issues.