Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Politics and International Relations

This programme aims to provide students with a secure knowledge of the major theories, concepts and issues relating to Politics and International Relations in a variety of intellectual traditions and historical and contemporary contexts. Students 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 students with the necessary skills appropriate to evaluating, analysing and interpreting both academic and practitioner approaches to politics and international relations.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd 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. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core module: Major approaches to the study of international relations. In addition students will choose 2 optional modules from the range available in the department of politics, philosophy and religion.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,086 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgCert Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,086 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
PgCert Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,086 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgCert Full-time October 2016 GBP 2,086 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgCert Full-time October 2016 GBP 1,733 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,042 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,042 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,042 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,042 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880