Taught course

International Relations

University of Exeter · Politics

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme equips students with theoretical and empirical research tools to understand the forces that shape global politics. A postgraduate degree in International Relations is a pathway to a range of careers, from NGOs to International Organisations such as the EU.

To understand something as complex as the contemporary world order, theory is invaluable. This foundation will be a benchmark and guide to investigating the complex security and public policy issues of the 21st century. These include; Terrorism; Global resistance movements; The politics of the Middle East; US foreign policy; Global ethics and human rights; International law and governance and International political theory

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
Please see our website for details

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

SSIS Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 1392 723192