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International Relations, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Online
On this MA International Relations at Staffordshire University you’ll get a grounding in the discipline of International Relations contemporary theory as well as examining issues of global importance.

About

International Relations MA at 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.

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    150 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

2.2 Honours degree or above, or relevant professional experience. Language level has to be at least IELTS 6-6.5 or equivalent.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2535 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2535 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2535 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2535 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options - part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

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