Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Politics or a related discipline.

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Months of entry


Course content

Be a part of Queen Mary’s dynamic research community and investigate the policies that matter in this challenging MRes programme. Hone in on critical analytical skills, delve into key issues affecting the current political landscape and hold a lense to the most recent and exciting developments in world politics.

This pre-doctoral training programme is taught in conjunction with the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) and is an approved pathway for ESRC 1+3 PhD studentship funding. This makes the International Relations MRes an ideal springboard for advancement into a research-related role, or to continue on to further study.
This engaging research programme provides a sophisticated theoretical and applied understanding of international relations. It aims to provide you with advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and delves into specialised topics such as war and security, globalisation and development and US foreign policy.
The programme enables you to develop a set of analytical skills and knowledge that will allow you to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international issues, as well as building a firm foundation for further study.
  • Three compulsory taught modules
  • One taught elective module
  • 12,000-word dissertation

Fees and funding

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Politics and International Relations
+44 (0)20 7882 8587