International Relations, Master | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
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21960 GBP/year
10170 GBP/year
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The MA in International Relations from University of Birmingham will provide you with a thorough grounding in core issues and dilemmas in world politics the key theoretical debates that have shaped this field of study.

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Overview

The International Relations from University of Birmingham explores issues and problems crucial to international politics, which are of international, regional and national importance. It promotes the study of those problems through theoretical, ethical and practical inquiry, drawing on the expertise of a large and diverse team of research-active international relations specialists. It is designed for students who are either familiar with the study of international politics at undergraduate level or who are enthusiastic to focus on this area of study at the postgraduate level.

As a postgraduate student in POLSIS you will also have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events. You will be welcomed as a member of the international relations and security research group. This group includes members of academic staff and postgraduate research students who meet regularly to discuss their own research, recent publications and to organise research events including inviting visiting speakers.  

The course covers both long establish fields of study such as war, security, foreign policy and diplomacy and new research agendas such as rising powers, global justice, and gender issues.  The core aims are to provide an introduction to International Relations Theory for those students new the subject and to ground theoretical studies in a range of concrete puzzles, problems and dilemmas. Gradually, week by week, we will build to the level of deep knowledge and understanding of this diverse field. A further aim is to prepare you to conduct independent research and analyses of international politics. 

Career

Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.

The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Dilemmas in International Relations
  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
67
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
67
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Other requirements

General requirements

For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS Certificate is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21960 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10170 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Masters:

  • £9,810 FT (UK)
  • £4,905 PT (UK)
  • £21,240 FT (International)
Postgraduate diploma:
  • £6,540 FT (UK)
  • £3,270 PT (UK)
  • £14,160 FT (International)

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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