|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A degree with an overall high 2:2.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
We live in an increasingly interconnected and globalised world where events that unfold on other continents can affect our lives very quickly. Sometimes politicians are able to work together in a search for solutions but disagreement, and even the possibility of conflict, never seems far away.
Our most popular course, MA International Relations, attracts students from all over the world. You focus on general theoretical perspectives of the discipline, providing the tools for you to understand historical and contemporary events. The emphasis is on explaining and understanding international events, rather than simply the intellectual history of international relations as a field.
You also take optional modules from a large selection offered by our department, including:
- Global environmental issues
- Democracies in Europe
- Forecasting global trends
- International security
- Conflict resolution
Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began.
Theories of International Relations
Advanced Research Methods (optional)
Political Explanation (optional)
Comparative European Politics (optional)
Conflict Resolution (optional)
Contemporary Theories of Justice (optional)
Ideology and Political Discourse (optional)
International Security Studies (optional)
Political Economy (optional)
Political Parties in Britain and Europe (optional)
Political Theory (optional)
Public Opinion and Political Behaviour (optional)
Research Design (optional)
Research Seminar in Political Theory and Methods (optional)
Theory and Explanation in Political Science (optional)
Environmental Politics (optional)
Survey Measurement and Question Design (optional)
Our MA International Relations will help you develop key employability skills which will make you attractive to both the public and private sector, including analytical reasoning, research design, communication and report writing.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations:
The Civil Service
The World Bank
The United Nations
YouGov and YouGov America
We also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil in the following fields: government; ideology and discourse analysis; international relations; political behaviour; and politics.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.