24 months
8797 EUR/year
8797 EUR/year
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Studying the International Relations degree at Middlesex University Dubai provides a valuable introduction to the complexities of a rapidly changing world. 

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This International Relations degree at Middlesex University Dubai is ideal for students who work in Dubai and across the UAE and want to broaden their skill set. It attracts students from all over the word, which provides a rich multinational and cross-cultural learning environment. Most candidates studying on the programme hold a Bachelor’s Degree related to a political/social science, or a similar field. Graduates from other disciplines with a keen interest in International Relations will also be considered.

Students who are already working, especially in a related area, will greatly benefit from this programme, and the programme structure. For forward-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy, international public service, media, international affairs or international commerce, an MA International Relations degree from Middlesex University Dubai is an important stepping stone. This programme is the right starting point for those who want to do research on this subject and may be considering pursuing a PhD.

Future Careers and Employability

Many career opportunities exist for International Relations graduates. Working for the diplomatic service is a common destination, as is the non-profit sector, where international NGOs often seek to hire professionals with campaigning, policy and influencing skills. Other common fields for graduates include media, finance, higher education, and public policy. Furthermore, businesses throughout the world seek to employ people with knowledge of the global market place.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in research, data collection, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, comprehending theoretical concepts, and policy analysis. All of these are highly transferable and valued by employers across all sectors. Students will also benefit from the support of Middlesex University Dubai's Careers and Employability Service

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Development and Human Rights 
  • Global Governance for Sustainable Development
  • Dissertation 
  • Research and Practice Skills
  • Politics of Globalisation
  • International Human Rights Law  

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • You are advised to apply as early as possible if you require a Student Visa.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome applications from all graduates with a minimum second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications with work experience on an individual assessment subject to approval by Programme Leader. Those without formal qualifications will need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8797 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17595 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    8797 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17595 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

64,600 AED 

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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