Taught course

International Relations

University of East London · School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good first degree in a cognate area of study. Under special circumstances, and after interview, applicants without a first degree but with substantial professional experience may be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The current changes in international politics raise important and pressing questions that the MSc International Relations seeks to address. In the aftermath of the Cold War, where is the focus of order in the international system? Is there any prospect of justice in relations between states? How is world order/disorder impacted by contemporary developments such as democratisation, the credit crisis and economic liberalisation, environmental degradation and resource depletion, resurgent religious movements and nationalisms? The MSc International Relations enables you to develop a critical awareness of competing analytical frameworks in the study of International relations and deploy these in the analysis of specific questions and issues.

The MSc International Relations will provide you with:

  • An advanced, comprehensive and critical understanding of the forces shaping state and interstate relations and global politics
  • An understanding of international order/disorder, decision making and insecurities
  • An appreciation of the context of International Relations in terms of global inequalities, elite power and environmental risks
  • An interdisciplinary approach
  • A selection of interesting and relevant options
  • The benefits of day schools and field trips

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English or who have not studied to first degree level in English, they will require IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978