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De Montfort University: International Relations

Institution De Montfort University
Department Business and Law View department profile
Telephone 0116 250 6070
Study type Taught


Our International Relations course recognises the international and the global as spaces of ‘contentious’ politics, that are often structured by inequalities – including, for example, racialised, gendered, and classed inequalities – within, between, and across different societies.

Our course will help you develop a comprehensive knowledge and an advanced understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches relating to international relations and to critically apply these to a range of contemporary global issues, such as global political economy, development, global governance, security, foreign policy, inequality and livelihoods, in innovative and creative ways.

You will engage with a range of traditional and cutting-edge theoretical and analytical approaches to the study of international relations as global politics, moving beyond a traditional focus on the role of states to examine and evaluate a wide range of non-state actors such as international organisations, transnational social movements, transnational corporations, global civil society as well as local social organisations and political actors.

Key features

  • You can exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate depending on the credits you have successfully achieved.

  • Modules are research-led and move beyond a traditional focus of international relations to address key global challenges such as poverty and inequality, development, gender inequality, democracy, work and precarity.

  • Through the study of everyday lives and experiences, you will assess the ways in which the global is embedded in the local and develop a sense of global civic responsibility and political possibility.

  • Develop and apply values, skills, knowledge and behaviours that will enable you to contribute to the development of a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

  • Benefit from research-led teaching delivered by subject experts as well as further opportunities such as study trips, guest speakers and events organised by our research centres.


De Montfort University
Faculty of Business and Law 

The Faculty of Business and Law offers a wide range of industry-aligned postgraduate courses. By combining theoretical and practical learning, our courses provide a platform to enhance your career prospects within various sectors. Indeed, our course content is informed by the latest industry developments, ensuring you are prepared for the employment market.

Links with professional bodies and employers
You can benefit from strong links with major professional bodies and employers, allowing you to build your professional network. We also have accreditations and certifications from respected bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), …

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