Taught course

International Relations

University of Strathclyde · School of Government and Public Policy

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

Months of entry


Course content

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment.

The programme trains you in different theoretical and methodological approaches from modern political science. You’ll evaluate their usefulness in explaining international political processes and organisational practices.

You’ll gain knowledge of global and regional problems including economic, security and environmental threats.

You’ll have the opportunity to do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia.

The course consists of core and optional classes and a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to theories of international politics and to the actual workings of major world organisations, such as the EU.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600