Taught course

International Relations

University of Nottingham · School of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent); mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA International Relations is a well established and internationally recognised degree that examines new developments in international politics and international relations theory. It is an exciting programme with a high staff concentration and a large array of modules.

Core modules will provide you with a solid grounding in international political analysis. You will also choose from a variety of optional modules which draw upon the research expertise in the school, including conflict, human rights and global governance.

The school has particular expertise in conflict and post-conflict management, humanitarianism and the international political economy.

Areas of special interest include:

  • Terrorism, Guerrilla War and Low Intensity Conflict
  • International Relations Theory
  • United States Foreign and Security Policy
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Diplomacy in Middle East and Asia
  • International Political Economy
  • Globalisation
  • Global Civil Society and Global Justice
  • International Human Rights and War Crimes
  • Human Security and Humanitarianism
  • Justice Beyond Borders

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Politics and International Relations web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559