Description

Almost all aspects of life – economic, social, cultural and political – are influenced by players beyond the borders of national states.

If you want the skills to understand this dynamic international order and you’re interested in the relations between countries, this MA International Relations Master’s degree course gives you the platform to address some of the most contentious subjects in international affairs.

You’ll study key topics across the spectrum of international relations and examine theories and historical inquiry. This will equip you with the tools to challenge conventional explanations and develop arguments of your own. 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’ll 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.

Study Details:

MA 13 months full time (campus-based), 1 year full-time (distance learning), 2 years part-time (campus-based and distance learning)

Module Details:

Core modules include:

  • Global Governance
  • Research Management
  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Research management for International Relations (distance learning only)

Optional modules include:

  • Contemporary Security in International Relations: Providers and Challenges
  • NGOs and Social Movements
  • Nation and Identity
  • From Security to Risk: European International Relations in the 21st Century
  • Challenges to European Politics
  • Negotiation and Lobbying in the EU: A Simulation Game
  • Europe: Integration and Democratisation
  • Independent Project
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Population and Reproductive Health
  • Challenges to Transnational Justice

Fees

Campus-based (2020 start) UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Full-time: £7,300 Part-time: £3,650 per year International students Full-time: £14,300 Part-time: £7,150 per year Distance learning (2020 start) UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Full-time: £7,300 Part-time: £3,650 per year International students Full-time: £7,300 Part-time: £3,650 per year

Entry Requirements

Campus based 2020 start

Qualifications or experience

  • A good honours degree in a Social Science, Humanities or related subject.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Distance learning 2020 start

Qualifications or experience

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will 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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