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International Relations

University of Portsmouth

12 months
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About

If you're interested in national and international organisations, conflict and uncertainty, and in how they are shaping contemporary international relations, our MA International Relations will develop your grasp of the central issues. 

Overview

You'll study the contours of contemporary insecurity, such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD), terrorism and political violence, and explore the power of social movements, political resistance and rebellion.

You'll challenge conventional explanations, develop your own arguments, and participate in key debates about international relations and global politics. You'll develop advanced analytic skills and critical assessment abilities, and learn to write engaging reports, policy briefs and essays.

When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to generate creative solutions that benefit the global economy and international society. You will be suited for roles in security, development, social policy, governance, advocacy and communications. Previous graduates have gone on to work in parliaments, political parties, third sector and civil society organisations.

You can start this course in October/September (campus based and distance learning) or February/January (distance learning only).

What can I do with a Master's degree in international relations?

This MA International Relations Master's degree will put you in a strong position to pursue job roles in areas and organisations such as:

  • national, European and international state institutions
  • political parties
  • political lobbyists
  • think tanks
  • security and risk analysis
  • foreign affairs analysis
  • political communication and journalism

You could also continue your studies in postgraduate research, leading to a qualification such as a PhD.

Programme Structure

You'll study the following core modules:

  • Exploring International Relations
  • Dissertation / Major Project

You'll choose from the following optional modules:

  • NGOs and Social Movements
  • European International Relations: Facing New Challenges
  • Contemporary Security in International Relations: Providers and Challenges (campus based only)
  • Resistance and Rebellion
  • Defence and Deterrence
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Facing Up to the Challenges of Transitional Justice (distance learning only)
  • MA Study Abroad Programme (campus based only)

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

September, January

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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Other requirements

General requirements

A good honours degree in a Social Science, Humanities or related subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will also be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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