Normally a 2:1 or equivalent in a non-business related degree
Months of entry
This programme gives you the opportunity to develop your analytical excellence in a ﬁeld of internationally relevant research. A wide selection of modules allows you to specialise in a variety of different areas. Dissertations are written under the guidance of experienced academic staff, who include world-leading experts on China and Asia in general, Africa, Europe and Russia.
You will explore international affairs from a theoretical point of view. You will be introduced to key concepts and have access to the latest research. There is a strong vocational option within the programme, so you may choose to complete an internship at an international organisation –governmental or non-governmental. This experience will be an asset to your CV.
You can choose from a range of modules in politics, history and law. Small class seminars allow you to develop your analytical skills, oral and written presentation techniques, rhetorical abilities as well as your capacity to research, compile and produce thematic reports.
Case studies and occasional simulation games will deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge of negotiation, diplomacy and international affairs. Your dissertation will give you the opportunity to prove the breadth and depth of your knowledge.
Semester One (Autumn)
DS4001 (Compulsory) Current Debates in World Politics 20
DS4002 (Compulsory) International Political Economy 20
DS4004(Optional) Diplomacy in a Globalised World 20
DS4011 (Optional) Welfare States 20
DS4015 (Optional) Research Methods in History and Politics 20
Options from other School 20
Semester Two (Spring)
DS4009 (Compulsory) China in International Relations 20
DS4007 (Compulsory) Peace and War in World History 20
DS4006 (Optional) Global Development Politics20
DS4012 (Optional) Ningbo in World History 20
DS4010 Dissertation 60
Information for international students
The University currently houses 540 international students from 60 different countries.
Fees and funding
Competitive international student (including UK students) scholarships
- Ningbo Govt International Student Scholarship 14 x approx 3,100 GBP
- The University of Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship 25 x approx. 2,050 GBP
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- International Admissions
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