Description

The MA in International Relations combines the advanced study of the core theoretical frameworks within the discipline of IR with in-depth exploration of a wide range of key themes and topics. The MA is targeted at students who want to combine a strong foundation in the theoretical debates of International Relations with an understanding of how those debates resonate in particular issue areas and contexts.

Through both the broad range of option modules that are available and the opportunity to research and write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, students can develop expertise in their own area of interest in International Relations. The programme is for graduates who wish to become researchers or academics in International Relations and allied fields, or who wish to use the advanced training and education that it provides in their career in the private or public sector.

Study Details:

MA 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time

Module Details:

 

Two Core Modules

  • Themes and Theories in International Relations
  • New Security Challenges

Four Option Modules

Click here for a list of optional modules, and to view the Postgraduate Module Handbook.

Dissertation

During the Summer Term students start work on a dissertation on a topic of their choice. The dissertation is due for submission at the end of the summer vacation.

Fees

For fee details please see http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/">here

Entry Requirements

 

Academic entry requirements

The main criterion for admission to an MA programme in the Department of Politics is a 2.1 BA degree or international equivalent. However, exceptions are sometimes made for students with different backgrounds, in which case assessment is done through review of an academic written work sample. Additional information may be requested.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English may need to satisfy language requirements.

The Department of Politics has a higher minimum level than the University more generally because of the more difficult nature of the literature that Politics students must engage with. The departmental requirements are:

IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)

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