To apply as a student of Chinese Nationality:
- Students register online for the China National Postgraduate Entrance Examination and select their desired JGS MSc programme.
- Students sit the National Entrance Exam
- Once the results are released, students are selected for joint interviews by Nankai University and the University of Glasgow. Students must fulfil the requirements for both universities.
To apply as a student of non Chinese Nationality:
Please apply through the International Office of Nankai University, which can be contacted at:
Tel: +86 22 2350 8825
Months of entry
The MSc in International Relations provides a rigorous grounding in the study of international relations, politics, and development. It will equip you with the knowledge of methodologies appropriate to such study.
The University of Glasgow and Nankai University have been working together on research and teaching collaborations since 2008.
Our two great universities have long-standing research collaborations in the social sciences, and growing links in disciplines from chemistry through museum studies to urban studies and business. An exchange programme allows our students to spend time at Glasgow and Nankai to further deepen our links.
Our research links are further strengthened by our Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, launched in October 2011 in partnership with Nankai and the Chinese Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).
In 2014, the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow joined with Nankai University to form a Collaborative Innovation Centre for Chinese Economy. The same year the Joint Graduate School was established to provide opportunities for students to study jointly-delivered Postgraduate programmes in China.
Drawing on a range of different disciplinary approaches – from Political Science, International Relations, Area Studies, and Economic and Social History – the MSc in International Relations will survey the major contemporary challenges in world politics. In particular, it will focus on relations between state and non-state actors in the context of a globalized and interdependent world.
The programme will also provide research training that will encompass both research skills and methodologies.
The programme will conclude with a dissertation. This focused piece of work will permit you to develop your own ideas and demonstrate your capacity for original thought; while also building on the themes and issues covered in the full range of courses.
The programme provides you with:
- a comprehensive programme of study reflecting a broad picture of global politics in the 21st century
- opportunities to reflect on theoretical and conceptual approaches to global politics
- knowledge of a range of relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of world politics derived from the social sciences and humanities
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions