Taught course

International Relations (with pathways)

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Political Science and International Studies
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (UK upper-second; USA GPA 3.00) is required for admission to the taught masters degree programmes.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is for those students who wish to gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of international relations, but who do not wish to restrict themselves in advance to a particular area. It gives you the freedom to choose from a full range of options and to design your own course of study.
This degree offers a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to the study of international relations, with opportunities to specialise in one of several fields including international economic relations, security studies, European studies or Pacific Asian studies.
International Relations can be studied as a general masters programme, or you can choose a specialist pathway.
Issues examined may include
Historic and leading-edge theories of international relations
Critical approaches to international relations
Conflict and security, including terrorism and political violence
The operation and institutions of the global economy
Diplomacy and summit-level state interactions
Gender and international relations
Programme content
This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules. View the Course Structure.
Specialist pathways
It gives you the freedom to choose from a full range of options and to design your own course of study. It offers a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs, with opportunities to specialise, if required, in one of several fields including:

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
MA/PGDip: £6,570 FT - £3,285 PT
International students
MA: £14,850 FT / PGDip: £9,900

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005