About this program
International Relations (Taught)
Our MSc Econ International Relations programme bridges the subfields of international relations theory, international security, political science and philosophy, international law, foreign policy analysis, diplomacy, international history and international political economy.
This programme provides a structure for the advanced study of an exciting disciplinary field. Specialist optional modules address a range of contemporary global concerns such as environmental politics, feminism, digital technologies and conflict management.
You’ll develop a full understanding of the development of the discipline of International Relations and will be able to pursue specialist interests within a general framework.
This programme will acquaint you with the main issues in International Relations, and will demonstrate how they have a bearing on a range of specialist areas of study. It is structured to give you the methodological tools necessary to conduct critical research in this broad and demanding field.
You’ll be introduced to the main theories and concepts in the field of International Relations through the programme’s core module, and to the practice of research in this field through the taught course on research methods and skills. After the completion of your coursework, you will write a dissertation on the topic of your choosing with the support of an academic supervisor.
Following a remarkable expansion in 2016, the International Relations team at the School of Law and Politics has become one of the largest in the UK. You will be taught by staff who are leading researchers in their fields and unlike other postgraduate International Relations programmes in the UK all of our modules are taught by permanent academic staff.
Typically you will need to have either:
- a 2:1 honours degree (GPA 3.0/4.0), which must include the following modules all passed with at least UK 60%/2:1, or equivalent: basic quantitative methods, macroeconomics, and microeconomics
- a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification
- or relevant professional experience (appropriate evidence will be required).
English Language requirements:
IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.
For more information about admission requirements, please check the university website.
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The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.
Scholarships & funding
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Full-Time tuition fees
- UK students: £9,200
- International students: £19,450
Part-Time tuition fees
- UK students: £4,600
- International students: £9,725
For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.
What skills will I practise and develop?
You are expected to assume a greater responsibility for your education as you undertake your postgraduate studies. Through your Masters degree, you will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and more generic employability skills.
During the program you will be able to extend your communication and presentation skills, both oral and written and develop collaborative skills. You will enhance your analytical skills, be able to develop a reasoned argument and reflect on your own learning by making use of constructive feedback.
You will be encouraged to work independently and develop your research skills by seeking relevant materials from a variety of sources, evaluating this evidence to develop a reasoned argument. You will reflect upon empirical and theoretical issues and critically evaluate current research.
Upon completion of the program, you will have the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, in complex and unpredictable professional environments.
Graduates from this programme have found employment in a variety of fields, including government and diplomatic service, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), media and international organisations. A number of our graduates have gone on to pursue PhDs and further research. The course is also useful as a general qualification for careers such as teaching, banking, and commerce.
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