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
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
- More information about tuition fees and payment plans.
- University of Aberdeen Funding Database
- Alumni discount for postgraduate degrees (20%)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Alyson Millar
- +44 (0) 1224 272762