Taught course

International Relations

Institution
Durham University · School of Government and International Affairs
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This programme combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, and other schools such as Modern Languages and Cultures. The particular interests reflected in the choice of options may then be developed through the researching and writing of a dissertation.

Through the programme, you will gain advanced knowledge and understanding of:

  • The extent to which an international community has developed and the driving forces shaping its development
  • Factors determining humanitarian interventions
  • The processes of globalisation in the political, economic, cultural and scientific fields
  • The governance role of international organisations
  • How the degree of integration of countries into the international political and economic system varies and the determinants of those variations
  • Historical and/or contemporary issues and debates in the politics and political economy of specific states and/or areas and/or international institutions and organisations
  • Regime analysis and the concept of soft power governance
  • An appropriate topic in international politics of their choice

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,770
International students
EU £7,770 Non EU £17,325

Please see the fees and funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Government and International Affairs
Email
sgia.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 191 334 5656