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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Applications from those with significant professional experience in politics and international relations will be considered individually.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Analyse the most significant issues of the 21st century, such as factors that influence states going to war, why some states are weaker than others are, and how global order is maintained. Our course will enable you to obtain an advanced understanding of the modern world, including the way in which states, regions and international organisations interact, and practice a range of methods and methodologies to support research and policy analysis.

Our wide range of core and optional modules – including Britain and European Integration, Global Health and International Trade Theory and Practice – will help you to develop the subject-specific knowledge and professional skills necessary for a career in any field related to international relations.

This course is ideal for those who wish to work in an international environment and where knowledge of international issues is essential, with our aim to prepare you for senior roles in private and public organisations where you can influence major decisions. Previous graduates from this course have landed roles with the European Union and UN agencies, non-governmental organisations and local government organisations in Leicester.

Key features

  • Tailor the course to your interests by choosing from a wide variety of optional modules.
  • Add an international experience to your CV by taking part in an overseas course-related trip offered through our DMU Global programme. Previously, students have travelled to Amsterdam to see the Transnational Institute and to hear a talk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  • Benefit from the input of high-profile visiting scholars and academic staff. Previous guest speakers have included Alan Charlton, former UK Ambassador to Brazil, and former Members of US Congress Martin Frost and Phil Gingrey.
  • You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, and high-spec IT labs installed with professional software. We are also expanding this building, meaning new classrooms and study spaces to make studying more comfortable.
  • You can benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiry Team
Email
Enquiry@dmu.ac.uk