Taught course

International Relations

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students are normally required to have at least a second-class honours degree from a university in the UK or an equivalent qualification from countries outside the UK. The degree should be in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA course covers the central foundations of the contemporary discipline of International Relations, which has grown beyond the traditional concern with inter-state relations.

There is a strong emphasis throughout this graduate degree on gaining critical perspectives on contemporary theory and practice in international relations. The course also provides a sound grounding in relevant research methods. As a postgraduate programme, the integration between research and teaching is a crucial part of the quality of the experience.

Students with a postgraduate award in International Relations have made successful careers in a variety of professions, including parliamentary researchers, non-governmental organisations, charity organisations, social work, management, teaching, lecturing, publishing, journalism, financial sector, advertising, government, civil service, local government, international organisations, law and the trade unions.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
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