The MA in International Relations aims to open your mind and extend your skills.
This MA offers advanced research in International Relations, providing students with a detailed understanding of the international system, key issues, the crucial actors, and alternative ways of analyzing and interpreting the subject.
With an appreciation of the global dynamics at work, you then have the opportunity to specialize in examining one specific area of the world: the Asia-Pacific.
The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops, and international conferences.
Graduates have careers in Government and Politics, UN organizations, the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Corps, Humanitarian organizations, International business, media, and PR.
The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer.
Students study four compulsory modules, the research process module and one optional module.
The dissertation is written on a specialist research topic of the student's choosing.
The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a 2:2 with a minimum of 55% overall. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.
How To Apply
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Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.
International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.
The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.