Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

International Relations

The course aims to allow students to develop their ability to understand and interpret the modern world. The programme is built around a strong core of international politics, but also draws on other disciplines such as history, economics, sociology and cultural studies. The objective is to encourage students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary global politics.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. social sciences, arts, humanities and business). Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Master's award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. For students whose 1st language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: International organisation; un peacekeeping; the theory and practise of globalisation; EU as an international actor; conflict resolution; American foreign relations; ideas of empire: culture, politics and society; global and economic development; gender and development; politics and religion; Britain and the world; Liverpool, a global port city.

Assessment methods

Assessment is done individually; assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 27 months
MA Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
MA Part-time January 2017 - 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

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Student Recruitment Team
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0151 291 3111