The International Relations and Contemporary War MA at King's College London will give you an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the historical evolution of the international system and of contemporary war, including changes that are currently taking place.
Processes of globalisation, including the movement of monies and peoples, the impact of new technologies, the rise of identity politics, the rise of transnational or nonstate actors and transformations in the character of contemporary war all pose direct challenges to the state, the international system and global politics. These themes are considered in depth.
To equip you with the capacity to engage critically with literature in the discipline of international relations and the capacity to think theoretically about problems and issues in contemporary war.
- An entirely web-delivered degree course that is available anytime, anywhere.
- Be part of a world-leading department, a vibrant research community and an international student body, drawn from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
- An academically rigorous course on which lecturers provide support and guidance.
- You will develop the skills of in-depth and critical analysis, and become familiar with the latest research in the discipline.
- Course materials include specially-written content, video, audio, images, maps, intensively used discussion forums and full access to the resources of our library’s extensive electronic holdings.
- Maximum flexibility for you: access content and respond to discussion postings in your own time for each study unit.
Career prospectsWe are very proud of our graduates. After completing our programmes, some of them have gone on to work in the following sectors:
- Civil and foreign services, UN and NATO
- Defence, security and strategic consultancies
- Armed forces
- International law organizations
- Organizations operating in conflict zones, such as charities, NGOs and aid agencies
- Commercial organizations in investment, the financial or oil and resources sectors
- Media and publishing
More informationVisit official programme website
- International Relations & Contemporary War: Theories & Concepts
- International Relations & Contemporary War: Problems & Issues
- African Security
- Conflicts in Russia & the Post-Soviet Space
- History of Contemporary Warfare: the Early Cold War, 1945-75
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science View 53 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- 2:1 Undergraduate honours degree in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.
- Degrees in other subjects, or candidates with lower awards than those above, may be considered: strong references and personal statements are an important part of the application, as is relevant working experience.
- An alternative professional or other qualification obtained by a formal examination may be approved.
- Personal Statement.
- Previous Academic Study.
- Two references are required with at least one academic.
International9900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA9900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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