Taught course

International Relations

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant social science or humanities discipline (or an equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc International Relations programme is offered via two pathways. The International Relations pathway examines key issues in the contemporary international system and processes of global governance.

Secondly, the innovative International Intervention pathway deepens your understanding of this complex area and includes a placement option, allowing you to spend three months working in international politics.

There are a set of common compulsory modules for all pathways, in addition to two compulsory modules for your chosen pathway, and three optional modules from a range of international or European politics topics.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year, until a total of eight is reached. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation or placement.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

  • Introduction to Research
  • Research in Practice
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Dissertation
  • Placement
  • Key Issues in International Relations
  • Politics of International Intervention I
  • Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • Global Governance
  • Critical Studies on Security and Terrorism
  • International Political Economy
  • International Security and Defence
  • EU External Relations
  • International Trade
  • Institutional Architecture of EU

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500
International students
£17,500

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk