Taught course

MA International Relations

University of London Institute in Paris · University of London Institute in Paris

Entry requirements

Upper-second class honours or equivalent in a related degree. Appropriate professional experience in a cognate field could substitute for degree requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

The Programme
Explore the critical events influencing International Relations and obtain a prestigious postgraduate degree from one of the top universities in the UK in the heart of Paris. The MA in International Relations (Paris) - offered jointly by the University of London Institute in Paris and Queen Mary University of London - is concerned with analysing the key issues and concepts in world politics. The programme will provide you with a sophisticated theoretical and applied understanding of international relations including areas of expertise such as war and security, globalization and development, and US foreign policy. It will enable you to develop a set of analytical skills and knowledge that will allow you to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international issues, as well as building a firm foundation for further study.

This programme will focus on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. You will be given the opportunity to discuss the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations including state sovereignty and international order, conflict and war, human rights and the political economy of North-South relations.

Students benefit from an integrated and flexible approach when it comes to teaching. The programme will be delivered through a combination of workshops, guest lectures and Masterclasses based at the University of London Institute in Paris and online teaching by a dedicated tutor via a sophisticated e-learning platform.

You will be taught by staff who have internationally recognised research strengths in the politics of the developing world, globalisation and development, conflict and war, and critical theory, as well as regional expertise in South America, South East Asia, the Middle East and SubSaharan Africa.

Why study International Relations with us?
The University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) is an institute of the University of London based in the heart of Paris. Established in the 19th century, it became a full part of the University of London in 1969. The Institute offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies with a focus on French Studies, Law and International Relations. Its research priorities include French and European history, post-colonial studies and urbanism. Studying at ULIP offers you unique access to France, the Francophone world and Europe, along with all of the benefits of studying at one of the UK’s leading universities.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research focused higher education institutions. Queen Mary offers outstanding students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by our world leading research across a wide range of subjects. Queen Mary University of London is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. Queen Mary University of London is in the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

The School of Politics and International Relations has particular strengths in international security, conflict and war, the political economy of North South relations, international political theory, Middle East politics, and the transition from the Cold War to the contemporary post-Cold War world. This programme is led by research-active staff, who are responding to the very latest global events.

Visit the International Relations (Paris) page on the University of London Institute in Paris website for more details.

Information for international students

Students from outside the United Kingdom must provide evidence of English language proficiency. An IELTS 7 or equivalent is required. You can find details on the English language entry requirements to study with us at the Queen Mary University of London website at www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
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