If you're interested in national and international organisations, conflict and uncertainty, and in how they are shaping contemporary international relations, our MA International Relations will develop your grasp of the central issues. You'll study issues related to civil society and security, such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD), terrorism and political violence, and explore the power of social movements, political resistance and rebellion.
You'll challenge conventional explanations, develop your own arguments, and participate in key debates about international relations and global politics. You'll develop advanced analytic skills and critical assessment abilities, and learn to write engaging reports, policy briefs and essays.
When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to generate creative solutions that benefit the global economy and international society. You will be suited for roles in security, development, social policy, governance, advocacy and communications. Previous graduates have gone on to work in parliaments, political parties, third sector and civil society organisations.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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What you'll study on this MA International Relations degree course
Changes to course content
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Year 1 - Core
Exploring International Relations - 30 credits
The learning outcomes of this module are:
Year 1 - Optional
Year 2 - Core
Year 2 - Optional
You do not need an IELTS or equivalent certification if:
This course accepts UK, EU, and international students.
Tuition fees (September 2022 and January 2023 start)
UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
Careers this Master’s prepares you for
Once you complete this Master's in International Relations, you'll be an informed global citizen with a sense of responsibility and commitment to ethical practice and issues of global social justice – skills in high demand across a range of professions.
You'll gain a broader understanding of international organisations and the issues facing them, and learn the skills needed to succeed in civil society and policy making environments, such as policy development, strategy and communication.
Graduates of this course have gone on to work in areas such as:
Graduates of this course have gone on to work for organisations such as:
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