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International Relations

Queen Mary University of London

Master Online
24 months
6250 GBP/year
6250 GBP/year
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The International Relations programme at Queen Mary University of London offers you challenging and thought-provoking modules. It covers the key concepts and theoretical traditions within International Relations and their relevance to contemporary themes in world politics.

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With this International Relations programme at Queen Mary University of London you will expand your knowledge by delving into the complexities of war in a global context, gain an insight into the practices of US foreign policy and learn how globalisation has changed international relations.

The International Relations offers three study options: Master of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

This Masters in International Relations is for you if you want to:

  • Understand the current world order from a historical perspective.
  • Study when it suits you via an interactive online platform.
  • Become part of a diverse international community of students and academics.
  • Graduate from a Russell Group university. 
  • Develop a career in an international organisation such as UN, WHO, IMF or foreign offices.


Graduates from QMUL programmes progress to diverse positions of responsibility in government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international organisations and the not-for-profit sector as well as broader roles in the media and finance sector.  They also go on to careers in academia and our programmes help students develop the required research skills.

The combination of theoretical understanding, rigorous debate, independent research, self-reflection and critical evaluation make graduates from the School of Politics and International Relations very attractive to a range of prospective employers. 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes
  • International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context
  • Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy
  • Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. 




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class honours degree in politics or a related discipline.*
  • IELTS 7.0 (including 6.5 in the writing component), if your first language is not English.
  • We may consider graduates with a minimum of an upper second class-honours degree in another subject with either additional relevant qualifications or work experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

£6,250 per year 


Bursaries available for top International Relations candidates. Apply by 22 March and receive up to £1000 bursary

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.

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!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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International Relations
Queen Mary University of London