MA International Relations
The taught Masters (MA) in International Relations at the University of Warwick is one of the foremost programmes in Britain and Europe for the study of International Relations (IR). It will enable you to tackle the big issues facing global decision-makers: from war to poverty; from security to the complexities of environmental degradation; from inequality to the study of global elites.
In this MA programme you will investigate major questions of contemporary international relations:
- After the Cold War, after bipolarity, with the United Nations in its sixth decade, where is the world to look for order?
- Is there any prospect of justice in relations between states?
- Do states remain the dominant actors in the international system with its current profusion of transnational corporations, international organisations, and regional blocs?
- How will democratisation, economic liberalism, resurgent nationalisms and religious revivals affect world order?
- And, most importantly, how should we think about these questions?
- What are the alternative perspectives to your own?
Those who work at the highest levels in business, government, or the voluntary sector, increasingly need to tackle these issues, and the Masters in International Relations programme offers you the opportunity to do so.
- In the first 2 terms students take taught modules (120 CATS total).
- The core module, 'Theories and Issues in International Relations' (40 CATS), is assessed by one timed essay, one short research essay, and one long research essay.
- You then have a free choice of optional PAIS modules, assessed by research essays (including the core modules of other PAIS MA programmes), and can take selected modules from other departments.
- In the summer term students who have met the required standard proceed to the dissertation (60 CATS).
- British 2.1 degree (or International equivalent) in Political Science or a closely related subject
- Non-native English speakers should have an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent
- A strong statement of purpose
- Two strong academic references
- Please note that Diploma entry is available for IR
Last updated August 19, 2015