M.A. On Campus

International Relations, Conflict and Security

Northumbria University

12 months
16500 GBP/year
7950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in International Relations, Conflict and Security from Northumbria University will allow you to investigate key developments in international conflict and security, the responses to them and analyse the ways in which security, development and humanitarian agents adapt to instability as a policy challenge.


In this International Relations, Conflict and Security from Northumbria University you will study different types of war and conflict, including inter-state war, intra-state wars (ethnic or civil conflict, independence movements, new wars and complex emergencies), international terrorism; as well as political, institutional and legal tools and frameworks to address them.

Do I need a degree in international relations to do a Master’s?

Our Master's program is open to students from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines.

What can I do with an MA international relations degree?

Our MA will prepare you for careers in areas such political/policy analysts, programme/development officers, consultants, risk analysts, advocacy/outreach officers, and journalists. As well as to management positions in international organisations, NGOs, government, the development sector, media, academia, and the military/private security providers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Language Skills in FADSS Level 7 
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Contemporary Challenges in Conflict and Security 
  • Conflict and Security Governance
  • Theorising International Relations, Conflict and Security 
  • Social Sciences Postgraduate Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject, or equivalent.
  • International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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