Taught course

International Relations

Staffordshire University · Justice, Security and Sustainability

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or above, or relevant professional experience.

Language level must be at least IELTS 6-6.5 or equivalent. However, you’ll be considered if you have a level of fluency to meet the needs of the course.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

International Relations is a fascinating and important area of study. This distance learning course will stimulate inquiring minds by providing an insight into international issues of global importance and the complexity of the contemporary world. Enjoy the flexibility of distance learning while connecting with your fellow students who will bring with them a range of different experiences. You’ll be encouraged to use digital platforms for a weekly programme of study with regular support from our experts and the opportunity to debate key subjects with fellow students.

The MA International Relations will address issues associated with the way countries co-exist in the face of rapid change and the increasing importance of policy making. You will examine how and why decisions are made at the global level and the complexity of communications spanning governments and non-government organisations.

The course is taught and assessed entirely online, giving you the freedom to study anytime, anywhere.You can also tailor the course to a topic that interests you, through our Intelligence pathway, enabling you to have a greater focus on intelligence in policy and practice.

This course attracts professionals from many countries and in high profile positions including diplomats and experts in NGOs working in the field as well as those wishing to take their research to the next level.

If you complete a specific pathway route, your award title will reflect this.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA International Relations

Part-time study

If you wish to study this course part-time, the duration of the course is two years.

The expected study pattern is to complete modules totalling 180 credits over the two years of study.

Distance learning

Whilst this is a distance learning course and there is no expectation for you to attend our campuses, you are more than welcome to take advantage of our on campus facilities including our libraries, sports facilities and Students Union. However, we have extensive experience in supporting distance learning students so you can access the same level of student support via our online platforms.

Fees and funding

See: Postgraduate funding @ Staffordshire University

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    13 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1782 294 400