Taught course

MA International Relations with Placement Year

University of Hertfordshire · School of Social Science, Humanities and Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A good second-class honours degree, or equivalent, with the merit of each application being assessed on an individual basis. Please contact Dr Benjamin Nutt for more details.
  • Short personal statement (no more than 1000 words), explaining why you are interested in international relations as well as some background information on yourself.
  • A work or academic reference.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA is a flexible career-enhancing programme. You'll have a placement-year to boost your employability in a policy-related field, working in the media or private sector. Choosing this placement-year option provides opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice, as well as enrich personal network of contacts.

Other MA International Relaions pathways at Herts include a one-year option and Advanced Research programme.

Information for international students

  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other bands.
  • If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English may help you to achieve this level.
  • More information about English language qualifications are available on our international pages.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Benjamin Nutt
01707 284 000