• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
Whether you’re looking to negotiate policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can enrich your experience and unlock a world of career opportunities.The International Relations programme is offered by the Nottingham Trent University Online.  

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Flexible and engaging online learning

This 100% online MA in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University Online gives you a flexible way of gaining knowledge and exploring theories, policies and practices essential to furthering your expertise in this exciting field. Tailored to fit around your lifestyle and career, this online course can be undertaken at any time of the day.

NTU is committed to offering highly relevant courses, tailored to fit around your lifestyle and career. The online master’s provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to immerse you in the curriculum, including:

  • comprehensive video lectures
  • real-life case studies
  • interactive assignments
  • social interaction
  • research supervision
  • digital tools and resources

Acknowledged in the UK for its teaching excellence by both The Guardian in 2015 and The Times in 2016, NTU is committed to empowering all our students with the knowledge and practical skills they need to make more of an impact on their lives and careers. Through simulations and active participation, you’ll learn the value of theoretical debating and develop a deep understanding of the link between political economy and security within the complex world of global politics.

The online MA in International Relations is taught by an international team, with teaching and research expertise from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Europe. This course will expose you to different perspectives, insights and research approaches, giving you the competency and confidence to establish a relevant career anywhere in the world.

Our online MA in International Relations will help you to:

  • examine the significance of international relations and evaluate its theoretical frameworks, concepts and methodologies
  • critique key debates and communicate complex ideas
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge of international policy
  • evaluate qualitative and quantitative data and master advanced research methods
  • demonstrate ethical insight into decision-making and problem-solving

Career Outlook

The online MA in International Relations is taught by a truly international team, giving you different perspectives, insights and research approaches. This will ensure you have the competency and confidence to establish a relevant career anywhere in the world.

Graduates are highly employable in both public and private sectors due to their wide-ranging skills and competencies. After studying with NTU, students are prepared for a career in relevant government departments or international aid and development agencies. In the private sector, businesses are increasingly looking for graduates with an understanding of international and global events and processes.

Programme Structure

Course curriculum

The NTU online MA in International Relations is a modular course, completed over the course of two years and a half. It consists of 12 modules worth ten credits each, plus a dissertation worth 60 credits (total of 180 credits).

Core modules
  • International Relations Theory
  • Methodologies in International Relations Research
  • War and Peace in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East and North Africa
  • Security, Radicalisation and Terrorism in Europe
  • The New World War: Terrorism in the Era of Globalisation
  • Security in the Post-Soviet Space
  • Women and Global Movements
  • The New World Order: Global Governance and International Institutions
  • The Political Economy of (Under-)Development
  • The Rise and Fall of Hegemonic Powers: the USA, China and the Rest
  • Order and Power in Europe
  • Challenges to International Security in the Asia-Pacific
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

Prospective students must have:

  • An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3804 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3804 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Fees are for the 2018/19 academic year intake and will not increase so long as you complete your studies within 3 years of enrolment.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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