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About

The MA in International Relations at the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University equips you with the knowledge, research skills and analytical tools to work at an advanced level, gain profound understanding of international relations, and train you to follow careers in both public and private sectors.

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Overview

The MA in International Relations at the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is designed so you can apply acquired knowledge to analyse and evaluate topics such as global governance, the history of international relations, foreign policy, inter-state cooperation, the functions of international and regional organisations, conflict, war, security and intervention, political economy and globalisation, and regional integration.

You will be supported in your academic and professional development as a scholar, analyst or policy maker in the discipline of international relations, with a focus on China’s evolving role in the world.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MA in International Relations, you will be able to:

  • develop an independent way of doing research on and thinking about international relations, hence allowing you to continue with doctoral studies;
  • evaluate the validity and reliability of different types of empirical data – qualitative and quantitative – and be capable of using them in policy- and decision-making;
  • convincingly present, in oral and written form, your ideas and opinions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Debates and Research Design in International Relations
  • Regional Integration and Globalisation
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Global Transformations and Crises
  • Conflict and International Intervention
  • China in the World
  • War and Peace in the Asia Pacific
  • Advanced Research Methods for International Relations

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor Degree (UK2:1 or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Communications Studies, Sociology, Law, Economics, History, Philosophy, Management, International Studies, Area Studies, or cognate subject

CHINA
  • Top 100 of 2021 Shanghai Ranking or World-class universities or First-class disciplines (MoE, People’s Republic of China): 75 percent or above (Weighted Average Mark)
  • Other universities: 80 - 85 percent or above (Weighted Average Mark), depending on your undergraduate institution

UK:
  • UK upper second class honours (2:1) or equivalent
NORTH AMERICA:
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or
  • 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18864 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    12576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18864 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • RMB 120,000 per full

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /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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