Distance learning courses

We offer seven distance learning taught postgraduate degrees:

Diplomatic Studies MA
24 months, by distance learning
Negotiation is an art. And nowhere is it more useful than in the political arena. In this distance learning degree, you’ll explore the key concepts, methods and goals of diplomacy, as well as how to use this knowledge in your professional life.

Human Rights and Global Ethics MA
24 months, by distance learning
The issues facing human rights are worldwide, so it makes sense that you can study them from anywhere. In this distance learning degree, you’ll gain a solid grounding in the political and international theory of human rights and global ethics.

Intelligence and Security MA
24 months, by distance learning
From battling international terrorism to solving local crime, using intelligence has become crucial to security. But using it means understanding it – the debates and ethical concerns, how it’s collected and analysed. By exploring this topic in depth, you’ll learn what it takes to work in a number of important sectors.

International Relations and World Order MA
24 months, by distance learning
Can’t make it to campus? In this distance learning degree, you can still explore how international relations have progressed in the post-Cold War period, as well as the challenges facing the new ‘World Order’ today.

International Security Studies MA
24 months, by distance learning
Learn about complex international security issues without falling behind in other areas of your life. In this distance learning degree, you’ll explore the big issues facing modern society, as well as the best ways to address them.

Politics of Conflict and Violence MA
24 months, by distance learning
How do politics dictate war and peace? How has conflict shaped politics? What can we do about humanitarian intervention? This distance learning degree isn’t just about asking the critical questions – it’s about making critical progress.

Security, Conflict and International Development MA
24 months, by distance learning 
Why do humanitarian emergencies occur and how can we better respond to them? What better way to explore some of the most pressing concerns in contemporary global politics than by joining a global learning community dedicated to understanding them? Together you’ll interrogate the complex and evolving relationship between security, conflict and international development in a globalised world.

We also offer 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 postgraduate taught programmes.