University of Leicester

University of Leicester

International Relations and World Order

This degree will provide a comprehensive analysis of contemporary international relations in the post-Cold War period. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to study a range of international issues but especially to investigate whether international relations in the post-Cold War period has been founded upon a Western model of 'World Order'. The course will introduce you to differing concepts of order in the post-Cold War world. It will enable you to think critically about the nature of international relations: about the extent to which Western interests, institutions and culture dominate the world system and the challenges and responses generated by that dominance. The course focuses on both theoretical and empirical approaches to this subject.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent, in politics, history, international relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your 1st language.

Course modules

Core module: post-Cold War World Order. Dissertation plus 3 options from a wide choice.

Assessment methods

The core modules are examined by mixture of assessed essay and unseen examination; the optional modules are examined by a class presentation and an assessed essay; Master's students who have passed all forms of assessment will be able to proceed to write a supervised dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words in length.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Sponsorship information

ESRC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time March 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time March 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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