International Relations

Staffordshire University

M.A. Online
36 months
2610 GBP/year
2610 GBP/year
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The M.A. in International Relations at Staffordshire University is an exciting and important area of study. On this distance learning course, you’ll get a grounding in the discipline of International Relations contemporary theory as well as examining issues of global importance.


The International Relations program offered by Staffordshire University gives you global context for a career with an international focus or a basis for further research in a related discipline. The course is taught and assessed entirely online, giving you the freedom to study anytime, anywhere.

You’ll address issues associated with the way countries co-exist in the face of rapid change and the increasing importance of policy making. Examine how and why decisions are made at the global level and the complexity of communications spanning governments and non-government organisations. 

This course attracts professionals from many countries and in high profile positions including diplomats and experts in NGOs working in the field as well as those wishing to take their research to the next level.

This course is run as part-time distance learning over three years. However, it can be completed in a minimum of two years, four months.


After completing the International Relations MA, you’ll be equipped with transferable skills attractive to employers. These can be adapted to a range of professions including: 

  • Education
  • National foreign or defence ministries
  • Armed forces
  • Security services
  • International or regional organisations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations in the Modern Era 
  • Diplomacy And The Global World
  • Contemporary International Relations Theory
  • Dissertation In International Relations
  • International Security
  • Money, Trade And Development In The Global Political Economy
  • Transnational History 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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180 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

  • Honours degree of 2:2 or above, or relevant professional experience.   
  • The course is delivered through digital platforms so internet access is a requirement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2610 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2610 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.



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International Relations
Staffordshire University