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. IELTS: 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 2,086 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,733 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgCert Part-time £ 1,042 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 510880