What Will You Study
This programme aims to provide you with a secure knowledge of the major theories, concepts and issues relating to Politics and International Relations.
You will gain a systematic understanding of a range of debates and discussions raised by past and present approaches to the subject. In addition, the PgCert will equip you with the necessary skills appropriate to evaluating, analysing and interpreting both academic and practitioner approaches to Politics and International Relations.
In addition to the core module of Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations you will choose two optional modules from the range available in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Theorising Security and War
- Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
- Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
- Public Policy
- Independent Study Module
- Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
- Globalisation and Democratisation
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 12 months, full-time; 24 months, part-time
Entry requirements: A good second class degree, or equivalent, in any subject. Relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of standard qualifications. Students not meeting the standard entry qualifications may be asked to write a 3,000 word essay to demonstrate their academic abilities
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
- Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies : MA
- Conflict, Development and Security : MA
- Diplomacy and Foreign Policy : MA
- Diplomacy and International Law : LLM/MA
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : LLM
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and Religion : MA
- International Relations : MA
- International Relations : MRes
- International Relations : PhD
- Philosophy : MA
- Philosophy : MPhil/PhD
- Philosophy : PgCert
- Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Political Theology for Peace (Distance) : PGCert of Achievement
- Politics : MA
- Politics : PhD
- Politics and Philosophy : MA
- Politics, Philosophy and Management : MSc
- Politics, Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Quaker Studies (distance learning) : PgCert
- Quakerism in the Modern World (distance learning) : MA
- Religion and Conflict : MA
- Religious Studies : MA
- Religious Studies : MPhil/PhD
- Religious Studies : PgCert
- Religious Studies (Distance Learning) : PgCert
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