Taught course

International Relations

University of Aberdeen · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

Normally be open to students with a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree classification or equivalent in International Relations, Politics, History, Human Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Development Studies, Languages, Law or other cognate disciplines. For candidates who do not meet these admission criteria, relevant professional experience (e.g. work for NGOs, the civil service, the military, the international media) and/or supportive references will be taken into account.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations will provide an in-depth analysis of key issues in contemporary International Relations including development and political economy, security, globalisation, gender, identity, human rights, and governance. The degree will combine a core course on the conceptual and theoretical debates that underpin the discipline, with a range of electives in both semesters.

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Information for international students

The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Alyson Millar
+44 (0) 1224 272762