You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
Months of entry
This MA addresses the fast-changing 'international' terrain including the 2008 economic crisis, EU fragmentation, questions of migration and human rights around the world.
It gives you the opportunity to explore the character of the contemporary world in an interdisciplinary manner, drawing upon a strong theoretical basis as well as an empirical grounding.
The programme offers great diversity in fields of study:
- international relations, post-colonial theory, human rights, international political economy, war, genocide and post-conflict societies
- areas of study – Europe, China, Japan, India, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East
- methodology – empirical analysis and data collection, textual and discourse analysis, hermeneutic and philosophical enquiry
It also offers diverse subjects of study:
- human rights
- memory and justice
- war and post-conflict
- global political economy
- IR theories
- political theory
- identity politics
- gender, sexuality and the body in non-Western societies.
The MA is especially relevant if you are considering further study at PhD level, or if you want to work in areas where an understanding of international relations is essential (journalism, diplomacy, NGOs, international organisations, for example).
It offers valuable training and analytical skills for those working in non-governmental organisations, international institutions and corporations, diplomatic services, government offices, media industry and teaching.
Information for international students
For this programme we require:
- IELTS 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing
If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.
Fees and funding
Find out more about tuition fees.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7078 5300