Taught course

International Relations

Institution
University of Reading · School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Months of entry

September

Course content

* Gives you a thorough introduction to the principal ideas employed in the study of world politics
* Develops an understanding of contemporary global challenges and equips you to analyse them critically
* Freedom to tailor the programme to suit your research interests
* Specialist research dissertation in consultation with an expert supervisor
* Suitable for graduates from any discipline

About the Department

Study with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations, or of working as advisers to government.

You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. We were ranked within the top 10 in the UK for research intensity in the latest national assessment.[1] Our research is cited regularly as well as translated into other languages.

Seminars are taught in small groups, giving you maximum exposure to leading scholars. Leading practitioners contribute to the programmes as guest speakers. We also have close relationships with other departments with converging interests in international relations, strategic studies, wars and their origins, public policy, and the resolution of conflicts.

[1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,360
International students
£15,650

Qualification and course duration

MA

flexible
72 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations37
Written coursework / continuous assessment38
Dissertation25 (13,000-15,000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk