Taught course

International Relations

University of Northampton · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a first or second class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent overseas. Students are encouraged to discuss the course with tutors prior to application. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabilities at an approved level (TOEFL; IELTS; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate and so on). Applicants who fail to reach this standard may be required to complete an agreed English Language tuition programme prior to the commencement of the MA.

Months of entry


Course content

Our International Relations MA course is especially designed for those with an interdisciplinary background who wish to fully comprehend core issues and approaches within International Relations post 9/11.

In today’s society the emergence of transnational economies, increased global communications, the movement of people, cultures and ideas are reshaping the notions of citizenship and community. With this the increase in sectarian violence and new fundamentalisms are challenging security on an individual to international level. With this in mind, there has never been a more interesting time or a greater need for the study of International Relations. The subject gives you a thorough and sensitive knowledge of interests, ethnicities and cultures allowing you to understand the global condition.

It is our aim to complement your existing knowledge and build upon your first degree, giving you transferable capabilities and a specialist area of knowledge. This course provides you with a unique opportunity for you to study at a very high level for a postgraduate degree with global relevance, regardless of whether you have studied this subject previously or not.

The MA offers an exciting opportunity for graduates to develop their understanding of international affairs both theoretically and through your own or others’ experience.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1604 735500
+44 (0) 1604 713029