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International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies BA (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies BA (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Help end violent conflict and bring about peace. This undergraduate degree teaches you about conflict issues including diplomacy, humanitarian crises and conflict resolution. Through hands-on training and region-specific work, you’ll have all the tools you need to follow in the footsteps of our graduates who now work for the Department for International Development, the United Nations and a range of other governmental and non-governmental organisations. You will have the opportunity to apply for a place on the Hiroshima and Peace summer school at Hiroshima City University, Japan

Do you want to focus on the European Union or the Middle East? How about African or Latin American politics? This undergraduate course lets you tailor your learning to the areas that interest you most, and includes the option to learn a language for more effective communication on the world stage.

Practical simulations and role-play scenarios develop your conflict resolution skills. International organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the UN aren’t just studied academically, you’ll meet active peace workers and practitioners in peace building both inside and outside the classroom.

You will be taught by highly experienced, award winning staff, alongside a personal tutor, an academic mentor and a dedicated employability officer, to support you in developing the skills you need to start a career in peace work.

Travel beyond London to develop your international relations experience. There are a wide selection of study abroad opportunities and you will have the opportunity to apply to join the Hiroshima and Peace summer school at Hiroshima City University.

The world needs international peace makers. With London Met’s emphasis on practical experience, language skills and specialist teaching, we'll equip you to make a difference across the globe.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum grade C in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Global Politics, Economy and Society
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945
  • Politics and Government
  • Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy
  • Peace and Conflict in Theory and Practice
  • Creating a Winning Business 1
  • Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
  • Diplomacy Old and New
  • Media and Culture
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • Shifting Global Power in the 21st Century
  • Strategy in the Contemporary World
  • The Politics of the European Union
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Placement 1 Year
  • Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
  • Project 1 Semester
  • Project 1 Year
  • Action and Identity: Gender and Political Participation
  • African Politics
  • Human Rights and Conflict
  • Human Rights and International Conflict
  • International Security in an Era of Globalisation
  • Latin American Politics
  • Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
  • The Politics of Modern States

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £12,700 per year

Continuing studies

The degree is also excellent preparation for further study or research. You can embark on our postgraduate courses in international relations, human rights and international conflict, security studies and more.

Career opportunities

Pursue the career of your dreams and follow in the footsteps of our previous graduates who have earned roles with the United Nations, the Department for International Development and other government bodies and non-governmental organisations. The type of work you could be doing includes international mediation, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian aid and more.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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