You should have a second-class honours degree or equivalent, or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
Months of entry
Understand how global security and development are interconnected in our interdependent world. Discover how and why underlying issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, societal inequities and politics create the international framework in which security conflicts emerge. Gain a sophisticated understanding of the dynamics that drive global politics, and the ability to use this knowledge in fields as diverse as diplomacy, journalism, finance, industry, public relations and risk analysis.
- Gain a understanding of such topical issues as global politics, the rise of religious fundamentalism, human rights, world trade, poverty and climate change.
- Take the opportunity to study the politics of several world regions – Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia – and critically debate their different perspectives.
- Attain invaluable research skills – by studying this programme you will be able to conduct and present an extended piece of research.
- Tailor your masters to match your career aspirations by choosing the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective modules.
- Become part of a lively research community with the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. We work with the Centre for Research in Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy and Plymouth International Studies Centre and several of our students have gone on to work as research assistants.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The MA in International Relations has an interdisciplinary approach to issues of security, development and governance, combining critical social science and geo-political perspectives.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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