• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 13 months
    Duration

About

On this International Relations course at University of Portsmouth, you'll unpack the skills needed to analyse and understand our political world. You'll grow your understanding of current political trends, by studying topics such as the emergence of new regional powers and non-governmental actors, the rise of fundamentalist terrorism, the spread of globalisation, and the sway of identity and citizenship politics on the global stage.

And when you graduate, you'll have the expertise you need to pursue a career in international relations, politics, the civil service or the commercial sector.

What you will experience?

On this course, you'll:
  • Learn about the key themes in international relations, such as contemporary security, global governance, and nation and identity
  • Develop expertise in issues relating to Europe, ideal for students who intend to pursue careers in European institutions or with political lobbyists and thinktanks
  • Teaching informed by contemporary political culture and the research expertise of our staff, including the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of a Transnational Europe (CESTE2) and Transnational Civil Society
  • Take part in work experience, a useful way to combine postgraduate study with practical experience to bolster your CV
  • Complete an independent research project in a subject relevant to your future career
  • Get to study with members of CEISR, the UK's largest centre for European Studies
  • Stand out against the competition, by learning subject expertise and advanced research skills
  • Use our facilities, including the Study Centre and library, with 24/7 access to electronic resources including ejournals and newspapers
  • Get expert advice from our Employability Team about placements, internships, and careers

Career

More than ever, there's a demand for people with an advanced knowledge of European affairs. When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to pursue a career in fields which value this interdisciplinary knowledge.

What's more, the course provides advanced training in transferable skills which can be applied across careers in:

  • Local government
  • UK civil service
  • Foreign government
  • European and international institutions
  • NGOs
  • Teaching
  • Further research
  • Commercial sector

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Security in International Relations
  • Global Governance
  • Research Management
  • Dissertation in International Relations
  • Protest, Dissent and Solidarity across State Borders
  • Nation and Identity
  • Europe and the World
  • Challenges to EU Politics and Governance
  • Negotiation and Lobbying in the EU
  • Europe: Integration and Democratisation
  • Independent Project
  • Work-Based Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Make your application as soon as possible.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • 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.

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General Requirements

  • A good honours degree in a Social Science, Humanities or related subject.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students  Part time: £3,000

International students  Part time: £6,600 

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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