M.A. On Campus

International Relations, Conflict and Security

Northumbria University

12 months
9450 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
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Studying the full-time MA in International Relations, Conflict and Security at Northumbria University, Amsterdam Campus will introduce you to the key concepts and theories necessary to understand the features of contemporary international relations, conflict studies and security issues.


You will be given the opportunity to explore responses to such challenges within a dynamic framework of politics, law and ethics . You will learn to consider what is possible. In order to discuss the questions of what can be done, versus what ought to be done.We will give focus to the relationship between international and national interests. The programme will allow you to understand conflict and security as a policy challenge. You will be able to recognise the increasing degree of interdependence between states, international organisations and non-state actors in governing this area of international relations.You will also analyse the ways in which security, development and humanitarian agents adapt to instability.

This programme at the Northumbria University gives you the opportunity to study regionally differentiated responses to international conflict, across different countries and nations.


The MA International Relations, Conflict and Security is designed to give you a firm grounding in theoretical and professional development.

You will graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that will enable you to work in a range of conflict and security analysis related contexts.

You will be particularly suited to careers as;

  • political/policy analysts
  • program/development officers
  • consultants
  • risk analysts
  • advocacy/outreach officers journalists

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Challenges in Conflict and Security
  • Conflict and Security Governance
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • 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

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Full UK Fee: EUR 9,450
  • Full EU Fee: EUR 9,450
  • Full International Fee: TBC

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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