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Political Psychology of International Relations

University of Birmingham

12 months
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21240 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
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About

The Political Psychology of International Relations programme from University of Birmingham gives you the tools to address the complex psychological mechanisms which influence political decision and action.

Overview

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

Political decision-making and action at international level are shaped by complex psychological mechanisms that are often under-explored or overlooked by mainstream approaches to International Relations. This programme focuses on the individual, group, and mass-level psychological dynamics and processes that determine political outcomes.

This Political Psychology of International Relations programme from 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.

Who is the programme for?

Our MSc in Political Psychology of International Relations degree is designed for individuals interested in pursuing studies and careers in this innovative new field at the intersection of political psychology and international relations. Undergraduate-level qualification in International Relations and/or Security or experience in a cognate discipline (politics, psychology, sociology, history, geography) is desirable but not essential. We welcome all students who share our strong motivation to engage in the multidisciplinary study and practice of global political psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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 (TOEFL 580/237; IELTS 6.5).  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

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  • International

    21240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21240 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • MA PT fees: UK - £4,905

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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