Distance Learning: MAs in International Relations

The School offers seven distance learning taught postgraduate degrees:

The Department also offers a PhD via Distance Learning.

The University of Leicester has recently become academic partners with the NATO Defense College across all of our Distance Learning Post-Graduate Taught programmes.

NATO Defence College

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for all taught postgraduate distance learning courses in the School will be either a first or a good second class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, in Politics, International Relations, History, Law or other related subjects.

We also welcome applicants with relevant professional experience and qualifications.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to have a qualification such as the British Council International English Language Testing System (score 6.5 or above) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (score 90/575).

How to Apply

We currently have two intakes annually in September and March and accept applications for these intakes throughout the year.

Next Step

Request an Information Pack for the Distance Learning programmes or to apply online* go to the homepage of the MA programme in which you are interested via the relevant course link listed at the top of this page.

*Please note that due to the online delivery of the courses through the use of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard, only online applications are accepted for the distance learning MA Politics and International Relations programmes.

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School of Politics and International Relations

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: HyPIR@le.ac.uk


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Distance Learning Contact Details

College of Social Science Distance Learning Hub
5th Floor, Parkside
Charles Wilson Building
University Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3755
Email: css-dl@le.ac.uk