Research course

Politics and International Relations

University of Nottingham · School of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

Our flexible MRes Politics and International Relations course provides a solid foundation for those who wish to undertake a PhD or embark upon a research-based career.

You will develop in-depth knowledge and the skills needed to conduct extensive research. You will submit a dissertation and undertake taught and generic research training modules, allowing you to tailor your course to your chosen interests.

You can combine this work with specialist training from a wide range of options within the school and across the University, such as international relations, diplomacy, security studies, Asia-Pacific studies, British politics, European integration, comparative politics, political theory, and generic research methods training.

Our research areas include:

  • Asia and Pacific studies
  • British politics
  • China's governance and politics
  • comparative politics
  • conflict, security and terrorism
  • international relations
  • political ideologies
  • political theory
  • social and global justice
  • social science research methodology

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 951 5559