Taught course

MA International Relations

Regent's University London · Politics and International Relations

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

For more information, please visit the MA International Relations programme page.

Months of entry


Course content

What can we learn from the history of world affairs? This rigorous exploration of international relations will help you develop vital skills such as critical thinking and the complex art of negotiation.

Our MA programme will investigate how international politics has shaped modern history. Through a combination of theory and practice, you will analyse and discuss major aspects of world affairs such as:

  • War and diplomacy
  • International law
  • Globalisation
  • Negotiation
  • Revolutions
  • Climate change
  • Regional issues
  • Migration

During this programme you will:

  • Consider and debate contemporary and historical international issues
  • Improve your writing, argumentation, and debating skills
  • Develop critical and complex thinking
  • Explore regional issues in world affairs and the main aspects of disputes and cooperation in world politics
  • Explore the connection between politics and international political economics
  • Learn about the importance and application of international law
  • Practice the methodology of in-depth research
  • Master the art of negotiation
  • Understand the theoretical aspects of complex international issues
  • Understand and apply theoretical frameworks to real-life examples

By participating in discussions, debates and simulations, you will be encouraged to observe root causes, and analyse phenomena that shape our world.

Regent's is a truly international University located in the centre of one of the world's most prominent cities. You will receive membership to the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Chatham House. You will meet diverse speakers and participants who are professionals in the field of international relations, including diplomats, NGOs, government officials, academics and journalists. In past years, we have also arranged conferences on campus, with speakers such as former foreign ministers, as well as visits to parliament and outside events.

Our academics have consulted for governments across the world and contributed valuable research in global issues and policies. Their expertise will help you develop practical and analytical skills that will prepare you for work in a variety of capacities including politics, finance, banking, media, law and economics.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit the MA International Relations programme page.

Fees and funding

For more information, please visit the MA International Relations programme page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0)20 7487 7505