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International Relations (Political Psychology)

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
19170 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The MSc degree in International Relations (Political Psychology) at University of Birmingham aims to equip students with the tools to address the complex psychological mechanisms which influence political decision and action.

Overview

The MSc degree in International Relations (Political Psychology) at University of Birmingham examines processes at the individual, group, mass, and state levels, and engages with theoretical and empirical analyses. It uses timely issues and puzzles in international politics and highlights the role of political psychology in explaining, describing, and predicting their origins and outcomes.

You will gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the psychological underpinning of International Relations, alongside structured training in Research Methods.

Topics and issues examined include:

  • Emotions in crises and conflicts
  • The psychology of radicalization, terrorism, and political violence
  • Identities of religion, gender, and nationalism
  • Trust and empathy in International Relations
  • Interpersonal dynamics in face-to-face diplomacy

Careers

Our MSc students pursue exciting and stimulating career opportunities with a range of organisations including government agencies, international organisations, the armed forces, NGOs, think-tanks, the media, the political world, and multinational corporations. Our excellent academic training is complemented by networking opportunities and voluntary work placements. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Political Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation
  • Fear, Cooperation and Trust in World Politics
  • Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods
  • Foundations in Qualitative Research

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
88
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (UK 2:1, GPA 3.00) is required for admission to taught Masters programmes
  • The application form must be supported by two letters of reference, and non-native English overseas students should also submit a statement of English language competence 
  • Entry at Graduate Diploma level is possible for those with a reasonable first degree.
  • Graduate Diploma students can upgrade to the Msc on satisfactory examination performance

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • MA PT fees: UK/EU - £4,625

Funding

  • The Postgraduate Student Loan has increased its maximum loan amount to £10,609
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government

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