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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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The Undergraduate Certificate in International Relations provides a broad overview to what International Relations is, how the International Order has come about and how it is changing. The course is designed for members of the public who wish to gain a better understanding of global issues affecting society today, but it will also be of particular interest to those considering the Institute's MSt degree in International Relations or those who have a professional interest in the study of International Relations.

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Teaching & Assessment

How will I be taught and assessed?

The content, activities and interaction for each of the three units will be taught remotely using video-based teaching platforms and an online course Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to resources, discussion forums, and course tasks within ICE's Virtual Learning Environment. Teaching methods will include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. Your learning will be enhanced by:

  • engaging with scheduled teaching sessions; 
  • participating in class activities and discussion;
  • undertaking reading and assignments set by the tutor;
  • accessing resources and submitting assignments through the VLE.

Course Timeline

  • Course (Unit 1) Start Date: Friday 16th October
  • Unit 1 submission deadline: Wednesday 6th January 2021
  • Unit 2 start date: Week commencing January 4th 2021
  • Unit 2 submission deadline: Wednesday 31st March 2021
  • Unit 3 start date: Week commencing 5th April 2021
  • Unit 3 submission deadline: Friday 4th June 2021

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at first-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 4) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.

 

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Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

16 Oct 2020 to 04 Jun 2021

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

14 Sep 2020

Course fee

Home: £2,750
Overseas: £2,750

Course director

Academic director

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code

2021CCR876