Taught course

International Relations and European Politics

Institution
University of Bath · Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European Studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Deepen your knowledge of international relations and the dimensions of political interactions. Gain the skills to pursue an international career in diplomacy, policy formation, administration or research.

The course explores contemporary European politics and societies and has a distinctive focus on European policies and policy-making. You'll explore Europe's role in the international system, and study the interplay of multi-level governance between European and national institutions, as well as between the EU and the multilateral system.

The MA in International Relations and European Politics provides you with:

  • the training to pursue international careers in administration, diplomacy, policy formation and research
  • the opportunity to study in an internationally diverse postgraduate community
  • an enthusiastic and approachable teaching team
  • a clear geographical perspective on international relations
  • a solid analytical framework with a unique blend of theory and empirical analysis
  • insight into contemporary international relations and the dimensions of political interactions

This course is suited to those with an interest in contemporary world affairs and a degree in a relevant subject such as European studies, international relations, modern languages, politics, history, economics or sociology. It's a highly relevant course if you're interested in, or already working in the field of public policy, government, NGOs or business at the interplay of EU government, institutions and world politics.

Graduate prospects

Studying this course provides an excellent grounding for working in international organisations, multinational corporations, public bodies and think tanks.

Graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of organisations, including:

  • Junior Policy Analyst, FiscalNote Europe
  • Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament
  • Junior Consultant, EKT Lithuania
  • Blue Book Trainee, European Commission

Fees and funding

View available funding opportunities.

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
  • Further details of qualification

    1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time

Course contact details

Name
Taught Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1225 385 115