London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This very topical course allows you to specialise in two disciplines, providing you with a greater career choice and a range of highly transferable skills. Working with academics who are specialists in their field, you will examine the major problems facing the international community today, including terrorism, the environment, poverty, international aid, nuclear proliferation, human rights, cyberwarfare, and the complex relationships between states.

**More about this course**

This degree is taught by specialists in international relations, criminology and security, many of whom are internationally recognised for the quality of their work.

Practitioners regularly visit the university to meet students and share their expertise. We also organise a number of trips to non-governmental organisations, embassies, and relevant government bodies.

Employability is central to every module, and in the final year students have the opportunity to do a work placement. This has included placements within a wide range of institutions, such as the United Nations, aid agencies, think-tanks and embassies. Students can opt to do their work placement in the UK or in another country.

It may be possible to spend your second year abroad by combining a semester of Erasmus study in Europe with a semester studying in the United States.

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to International Relations (core, 30 credits)

Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945 (core, 30 credits)

Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy (core, 30 credits)

Crime in Context (core, 30 credits)

Peace and Conflict in Theory and Practice (core, 30 credits)

American Foreign Policy (option, 15 credits)

American Government (option, 15 credits)

Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)

Diplomacy Old and New (option, 30 credits)

Perspectives on Policing (option, 30 credits)

Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits)

Shifting Global Power (option, 30 credits)

The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

International Security in an Era of Globalisation (core, 30 credits)

Placement 1 Semester (core, 15 credits)

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (core, 15 credits)

Project 1 Semester (alternative core, 15 credits)

Project 1 Year (alternative core, 30 credits)

African Politics (option, 15 credits)

Conflict Resolution and Peace-building (option, 30 credits)

Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)

International Aid and Development (option, 30 credits)

Latin American Politics (option, 15 credits)

Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (option, 30 credits)

Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (option, 30 credits)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees