Our International Relations MA course is especially designed for those with an interdisciplinary background who wish to fully comprehend core issues and approaches within International Relations post 9/11.


  • Diverse range of study.
  • Opportunities to meet industry leaders through events and conferences.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time

Module Details:

  • Political Economy of Development (20 Credits)
  • International Relations Theory: Great Debates, New Directions (20 Credits)
  • European Integration (10 Credits)
  • The Peoples Republic of China: Foreign Policy Dilemmas (10 Credits)
  • The International Politics of the Post-Soviet Space (10 Credits)
  • Major Organisations in the International Order (20 Credits)
  • International Politics of the Middle East (10 Credits)
  • America After 9/11 (20 Credits)
  • The Politics of sub-Sahara Africa (20 Credits)
  • International Relations Research Methods and Dissertation (60 Credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in International Human Rights Law (20 Credits)

Student Destinations

The MA International Relations aims to provide you with a suitable foundation for careers in both private and public sectors where there is a need for international sensitivity.

If you are wishing to engage in later doctoral research or in careers within voluntary organisations, the civil and diplomatic service, international organisations, research posts or journalism you will particularly benefit from studying this course.

We have excellent links with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Members of European Parliament and representatives from the United Nations, as well as a number of pressure groups.


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Entry Requirements

If you have a first or second class honours degree, preferably in a social sciences subject, from a British university or its equivalent overseas then you will be eligible to apply for this course. You are encouraged to discuss the course with tutors prior to making an application.

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