A good honours degree (UK upper-second; USA GPA 3.00) is required for admission to the taught masters degree programmes.
Months of entry
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
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.
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:
- Contemporary Asia Pacific Studies
- International Peacekeeping
- International Political Economy
- Research Methods
- Terrorism and Political Violence
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