Taught course

International Relations

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in area studies (Asian studies, European studies etc.), business management, criminology, economics, gender studies, geography, history, intercultural communication and translation, international relations, journalism, law, philosophy, political psychology, politics, public administration, sociology, social psychology or women's studies, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We may be able to take relevant work experience into consideration if you don't meet these requirements.

If you have at least one year of relevant experience in a full-time graduate-level role (or a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant graduate-level part-time role) please provide full details of your role and responsibilities in your personal statement and CV when you submit your application.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Months of entry


Course content

International relations is an inescapable subject. Politics, economics and law interconnect on a global scale, affecting individuals and organisations at all levels of society.

On our International Relations MSc, you will study how politics is shaped internationally, while developing the research and analytical skills to support your future career.

You’ll master international relations theories and political science methods that will enable you to investigate the links between local, national and international politics, and engage in issues that shape the world today.

Students from the Department of Politics have gone on to a wide range of careers. These include working for:

  • International organisations
  • National and local government
  • Lobby groups
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Private businesses
  • Media organisations.

Information for international students

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

For more information please go to - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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