Taught course

International Relations

Richmond, The American International University in London

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Entry requirements

A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.1 or its international equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of our MA in International Relations at Richmond University is to equip students with in-depth knowledge of the discipline of international relations, key analytical and research skills, combined with an opportunity to gain practical experience through an optional internship.

The programme examines a range of theories and approaches to international relations, including global political economy, diplomatic practice, the role of the global media, and conflict and post-conflict situations and many others.

The MA in International Relations prepares students for further graduate study in the discipline or for careers in the fascinating world of local, national, regional, and international politics, in governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Students are invited to participate in visits to key international institutions including the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the EU headquarters in Brussels and an important Peace Studies institute in Norway.

Under the auspices of Richmond’s Centre for the Study of the State, Power & Globalisation students are involved actively in the research of the faculty and experts in the field from around the UK and the world. The university also supports a not-for-profit NGO Professors Without Borders, and students have often worked closely with this exciting initiative.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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