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International Relations MSc

University of Aberdeen · Politics and International Relations

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Relationshpis are essential to survive and flourish and international relations is no different in terms of finding suitable interactions across states, institutions, non-governmental organisations, multinationals and popular culture.

The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations will provide you with 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 combines a core course on the conceptual and theoretical debates and concepts that underpin the discipline, with a range of electives in both semesters in areas such as Latin America, religion, international relations and more.

Courses include: Theories and Concepts of International Relations, Themes in Latin America, Qualitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations, Religion Conflict and Security, International Political Economy Theory and Themes, Latin America Security Conditions and Challenges, Global Security Issues, Quantitative Methods in Political Science and International Relations, Research Design Data and Presentation, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism, Dimensions of Globalisation, The Comparative Study of European Societies, Sex Gender Violence Critical Approaches, Post Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding, Global Conflict and Peace Processes


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part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

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