Taught course

International Relations

University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

Entry requirements

Degree Subject Humanities or Social Sciences

Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree (2.1 or equivalent)

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Months of entry


Course content

MA International Relations invites you to explore the biggest questions in global politics. It is an inspiring and challenging course of study, and our field-leading team of IR experts is here to support you as you grapple with those challenges.

Our MA will introduce you to theories, analytical frameworks, and methods to understand the dynamics of global interaction. The course’s flexible structure invites you to deepen and refine your knowledge in specialist modules, getting to grips with the ever-increasing complexity of the world today. You might study war, peace, conflict and security, as well as a range of other transnational dynamics, such as global economics, the environment, human rights, religion and migration.

Students are welcomed to our MA from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, bringing a rich intellectual and cultural mix to each cohort. You may have studied IR before, but many of our students have backgrounds in geography, sociology, environmental studies, economics, or in the Arts and Humanities. What unites our students is that they are interested in the wider application of their knowledge to the international sphere.

We are proud to be committed to decolonising the curriculum. There are many ways of understanding this process. Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o uses the term in reference to an ongoing process of “seeing ourselves clearly”. African thinker Achille Mbembe explains that for Ngugi this process is about writing oneself, teaching oneself. Our IR team is eager to accompany you in this process, discussing, debating, and thinking together in a process of co-learning.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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