Taught course

International Relations Management

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · The Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

UK applicants:

A good undergraduate degree at Honours level indicating basic quantitative skills is required. Applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.

EU applicants:

A good first degree and an English language qualification (https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/english) are required. Read more here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/guides.

International applicants:

A good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution and an English language qualification are required (https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/english). We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience. More information: https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/contactus.

Months of entry

January, November, September, July, June, March

Course content

Why choose this course?

This inter-disciplinary course combines international relations, gender and peacekeeping with cultural studies, and addresses the need for intercultural expertise in all global situations.

Focusing on employability, you will understand the growth of NGOs, the importance of the UN, globalisation of industry and multi-cultural communities made up of economic migrants and refugees.

· Study at a pace that suits your work-life balance – choose a one year full-time course, or extend your learning part-time.

· Explore options in public relations, intercultural communication and international marketing.

· Gain real insight into peacekeeping and security though studying with experienced academics and practitioners including a Clinical Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies with experience in peacekeeping as a military officer.

· Learn using our employability practice-based approach incorporating real business to develop your strengths and skills in this area.

· All PG courses are available to start in Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar, Jun and Jul.

Unit Information

On this course you will undertake four 30 credit Units and one 60 credit project unit.

Our courses are designed engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

Your course takes place over three semesters.

· Induction Week

· Unit 1 (30 credits)

· Unit 2 (30 credits)

· Unit 3 (30 credits)

· Unit 4 (30 credits)

· Capstone or Law project (BLP) 60 credits

Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with other students creating the opportunity for network development.

Course units:

· Brand Communication and Reputation Management

· Intercultural Business Competencies

· International Relations

· Peace Keeping and Security

Capstone project

This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:

· A six month work placement.

· Internship - this is an assessed activity lasting one to three months.

· The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.

· The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

Assessment

You will understand applied theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. This will enable you to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation. There are two assessments per unit (4 units total), in a variety of forms e.g. reports, presentations and essays.

Career prospects

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

· Government

· Non-Government Organisations

· United Nations

· Arbitration

· International Relations

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,800 (loans available - more information below)
International students
£12,000 (discounts and special scholarships available - more information below)

UK/EU:

Fees are £6,800. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan.

See www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/pg for full information on fees and funding.

International:

Fees are £12,000.

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/fees-and-scholarships for full information.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
variable months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
Admission@beds.ac.uk
Phone
0300 3300 073