Taught course

International Relations

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Government
Qualifications
MAMScMRes

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall high 2:2.

MA, MSc and MRes

Months of entry

October

Course content

We live in an increasingly interconnected and globalised world where events that unfold on other continents can affect our lives very quickly. Sometimes politicians are able to work together in a search for solutions but disagreement, and even the possibility of conflict, never seems far away.

You are familiarised with the theories and conceptual tools used to analyse world politics, and explore how different theories and conceptual tools speak to contemporary debates and events. You also take modules on topics including:

  • Forecasting global trends
  • International security
  • Research methods
  • Research design
  • Political theory

Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began. Ranked top 10 in the world for political science and international relations according to the Centre for World University Rankings (2017)

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

This course has ESRC Doctoral Training Centre accreditation, meaning it can form part of a 1+3 funding opportunity worth up to £18,000 each for talented postgraduates. The University is one of only 21 ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. Some University of Essex studentships also available.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719