Taught course

International Relations

Queen Mary, University of London · Politics

Entry requirements

An upper-second class degree or equivalent professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

  • What are the main characteristics of the international order?
  • To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation?
  • How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics?
  • Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making?
  • Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions then the MA in International Relations is the programme for you. You will discuss the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations, including state sovereignty and international order, conflict and war, human rights and the political economy of North-South relations. You will also undertake a critical survey of the main theories and concepts associated with the study of international politics. The programme will provide you with a set of cutting-edge analytical skills and knowledge that will allow you to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international issues, as well as providing a firm foundation for further study.

Information for international students

Students from outside the United Kingdom must provide evidence of English language proficiency. An IELTS 7 or equivalent is required. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)207 882 8587