Taught course

International Relations

Brunel University, London · Politics, History and the Brunel Law School

Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a social science or related subject.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a non related discipline who have some relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

International Relations presents policy-makers and scholars with a wide range of issues that require analysis and evaluation. Students graduating with a Master’s degree in International Relations will be equipped to understand and interpret these issues more deeply and to think creatively about the challenges facing the world in the 21st Century.

Students on this course will benifit from:

  • Research-led teaching: courses on the International Relations MA are designed and taught by international renowned researchers in International Relations, Contemporary History, and Law.
  • The department hosts an active guest lecture series featuring leading scholars and thinkers in the area of International Relations, Politics, and History.
  • The option of 6-12 weeks professional practice: the opportunity to experience professional work-based activity in an organisation with an international dimension to its mission.
  • Students takings the Brunel MA in International Relations will have the opportunity to become members of the leading British think-tank, Chatham House.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1895 265599