12 months
18290 GBP/year
8620 GBP/year
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The International Relations programme from Goldsmiths, University of London, deals with the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century from a critical perspective.

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On this International Relations programme from Goldsmiths, University of London  you will engage with critical approaches to understanding contemporary world politics, focusing on human rights, mobility, justice, conflict, race, and technology. 

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How do people at the margins struggle over human rights? How are dominant concepts such as the nation-state and democracy challenged by competing categories such as the caliphate, or the Chinese ‘civilization-state’? How do post-conflict societies deal with their difficult pasts through processes of justice, truth-telling, and memorialization? How does global migration push us to rethink ‘the international’? How do movements such as Black Lives Matter foreground the legacies of Empire and with what effects?


The MA is especially relevant if you are considering further study at PhD level, or if you want to work in areas where an understanding of international relations is essential (journalism, diplomacy, NGOs, international organisations, for example).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An(Other) China: Postcolonial Theory, Postmodern Concerns
  • Visualising Asia: Body, Gender, Politics
  • Counter-Mapping: The Politics of Space
  • Politics of Human Rights
  • Memory and Justice in Post-Conflict Societies
  • Politics of Knowledge: Debates in Human Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. 
  • You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18290 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8620 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National - part-time: £4310

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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