Description

If you’re interested in national and international organisations, conflict and uncertainty, and in how they are shaping contemporary international relations, our MA International Relations will develop your grasp of the central issues. You’ll study the contours of contemporary insecurity, such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD), terrorism and political violence, and explore the power of social movements, political resistance and rebellion.

You’ll challenge conventional explanations, develop your own arguments, and participate in key debates about international relations and global politics. You’ll develop advanced analytic skills and critical assessment abilities, and learn to write engaging reports, policy briefs and essays.

When you graduate, you’ll be in a strong position to generate creative solutions that benefit the global economy and international society. You will be suited for roles in security, development, social policy, governance, advocacy and communications. Previous graduates have gone on to work in parliaments, political parties, third sector and civil society organisations.

You can start this course in October/September (campus based and distance learning) or February/January (distance learning only).

Study Details:

MA Full-time, Part-time, Full-time by distance learning, Part-time by distance learning

Module Details:

You’ll study the following core modules:

  • Exploring International Relations
  • Dissertation / Major Project

You’ll choose from the following optional modules:

  • NGOs and Social Movements
  • European International Relations: Facing New Challenges
  • Contemporary Security in International Relations: Providers and Challenges (campus based only)
  • Resistance and Rebellion
  • Defence and Deterrence
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Facing Up to the Challenges of Transitional Justice (distance learning only)
  • MA Study Abroad Programme (campus based only)

Additionally, you’ll enhance your academic and employability skills with the Researching International Relations and Academic Enrichment Programme modules.

Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Fees

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A good honours degree in a Social Science, Humanities or related subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will also be considered.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.

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