Distance learning courses

We offer distance learning taught postgraduate degrees. All these degrees can be studied part-time over two years or full-time over one year.

Human Rights and Global Ethics MA, PGDip, PGCert
1-2 years, 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
1-2 years, 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, PDip, PGCert
1-2 years, 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.

The Politics of Conflict and Violence MA, PGDip, PGCert
1-2 years, 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
1-2 years, 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.