A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in international studies/politics or a related discipline is preferred. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.
Months of entry
This course gives you a grounding in the approaches to understanding contemporary international society. It provides the expertise for a range of careers where you need an advanced understanding of contemporary international society. It covers international dynamics through a range of theoretical, empirical and area-based approaches relevant in the workplace.
As a student on this course you develop:
- advanced knowledge and understanding of areas such as international relations theory and international studies topics
- knowledge of the more important approaches and methods in social science research and the techniques required to carry out advanced research
- theoretical and practical research skills, including the synthesis of materials from a variety of primary and secondary sources
You develop the specialist knowledge and research skills through rigorous training in international relations theory and in theories and approaches to the study of politics. This enables you to embark on a career with significant international dimensions or pursue a postgraduate research degree in international studies.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
- +44 (0) 191 208 7200