The International Relations programme offered at the University of Birmingham 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.
Why study this course
- Choose from an extensive range of optional modules
- Study in a supportive environment with research-active specialists in international relations
- Be a part of the International Relations and Security research group
- Participate in a range of intellectual and social events alongside your programme
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- International Relations Theory
- Dilemmas in International Relations
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development International Business View 310 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
- 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.
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- £6,167 FT (Home/EU)
- £12,780 FT (Overseas)
- MA - £4,625 (Home/EU)
- PGDip. - £3,083 (Overseas)
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