Taught course

Political Psychology of International Relations

University of Birmingham · School of Government and Society

Entry requirements

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Political decision-making and action at the international level are shaped by complex psychological mechanisms that are often under-explored or overlooked by mainstream approaches to International Relations. This programme focuses on the individual, group, and mass-level phsychological dynamics and processes that determine political outcomes. Our students gain an in-depth understanding of the psychological underpinnings of International Relations and the empirical tools to engage with timely issues and puzzles in international politics.

In the School of Government and Society we offer much more than a degree. As a student here, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000 (full-time) £4,500 (part-time)
International students
£17,010 (full-time)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Tereza Capelos