All applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme.
Generally applicants should have a 2:1 or above from a Honours degree in a related subject. Although most applicants will be graduates, the fact that candidates may not have a degree is not necessarily a bar to entry. Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed.
Where English is not a first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 must be achieved, with a minimum of 7.0 in academic writing.
Months of entry
*This course is subject to validation.
You will examine the central challenges of the world we live in today from contemporary and historical perspectives. This innovative MA will provide a grounding in international relations theory while examining in depth issues of enduring international significance.
- Hear from experts and practitioners in the field of International Relations
- If you are interested in doing an internship we can help arrange one with an appropriate organisation
- Erasmus funding for European student internships
- Participate in field trips to visit and understand the complex workings of institutions and think tanks in the UK and Europe
- Students will be involved in organising and participating in national conference/symposia
- Join a highly motivated postgraduate research community
The MA International Relations is designed to help you examine the central challenges of the world we live in today in both contemporary and historical perspectives.
The programme takes an expanded definition of what is International Relations and covers a range of subjects from economics, politics, law and culture to examining the actions of international organisations, nation-states and non-state actors.
It provides you with an essential grounding in international relations theory and also provides a range of specialist modules which examine in depth issues of enduring international significance: conflict, US foreign policy, state-building in the colonial and post-colonial world, and the role of humanitarian actions by state and non-state actors.
In addition to the cross-faculty taught aspects of the MA, this programme recognises the importance of networking by obtaining employment in a related field. This is why we will provide opportunities of an internship programme and will hold and attend regular events and workshops with experts.
Information for international students
LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting
Please visit our website for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies:
- T: 0151 231 5175
- E: APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090