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About

Conflict, instability and insecurity are just some of the major challenges threatening the peace and prosperity of the world. If you're eager to tackle these issues – and help create strategies to overcome them – then our MA International Relations degree course at University of Portsmouth is for you.

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Make your application as soon as possible.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

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

International students  Part time: £6,600 

Funding

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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