Taught course

International Relations

University of Warwick · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

2:i degree (or equivalent in Politics and International Studies or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This course encourages you to reframe and critically assess key theories and core issues in international relations. It gives you a gateway into PhD research and careers in policy, the civil service and the international NGO sector.

A core module on Theories and Issues in International Relations equips you with the skills to frame contemporary issues in international politics through multiple lenses of understanding. Focused on pivotal texts in the discipline, it introduces you to the big issues facing global decision-makers: from war and poverty to the complexities of environmental degradation; and from security and the study of global elites to issues of inequality. You will have multiple opportunities for academic collaboration through group presentations. You can also choose a number of optional modules from within the Department.

These issues are fundamentally important to businesses, governments and voluntary organisations across the world. The course enables you to develop your own insights and critical skills, so that you can effectively contribute towards solutions to these complex challenges when you graduate.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585