MA International Relations

Anglia Ruskin University

Program Description

MA International Relations

Anglia Ruskin University

Course duration: 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time (September starts); 15 months full-time (January starts)

Overview

Discover how international relations theory affects real-world events, and develop crucial skills like decision making and debating. With prestigious guest lecturers and visits to key organisations, you’ll gain all the experience you need for a role in global politics.

This course will give you an understanding of how international relations theory is applied to real-world policy and strategy, and the practical problems involved in this.

You’ll examine the theory and definition of the ‘state’ and relations between different states, and the roles of other institutions and organisations, like multinational companies and transnational crime organisations. All your studies will contain a strong vocational element, with a focus on how theory affects, and is affected, by real events on the ground.

As well as this foundation in general international relations theory and practice, you’ll also have the chance to focus on your own areas of interest. Our optional modules will let you choose from subjects like the global risk society, policing and security, corruption and cross-border crime, war reporting, and terrorism.

To develop your decision-making, planning and debating skills, you’ll take part in interactive sessions, respond to specific scenarios and briefs, and undertake critical analysis. You’ll also receive advanced instruction in research methods, a vital skill both for your studies and your future career.

With a supporting team of lecturers who have academic and professional backgrounds in international relations, you can be sure you’re receiving the latest theory and careers advice.

Core modules

  • International Relations Theory in Context
  • International Institutions and Policy
  • Major Project

Optional modules

  • War, Peacekeeping and Military Intervention
  • Policing Transnational Crime
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Terror as Crime
  • Postgraduate Research Methods
  • Independent Learning Module

Assessment

We offer a range of core and optional modules, with optional modules sometimes changing depending on staff availability.

You’ll demonstrate your progress through a combination of role-play scenarios, briefs, written reports, poster presentations, group projects, dissertation, longer essays, case studies, research proposal, short analyses of global events, short review papers, practical data gathering exercises, and short abstracts of core course readings.

Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree, or equivalent, normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 7, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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United Kingdom Cambridge, England
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Price - UK/EU: £7,100; International: £11,200
Start date Sept. 2016
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United Kingdom Cambridge, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price - UK/EU: £7,100; International: £11,200