With a wide range of modules and departmental expertise at your disposal, the International Relations (Specialist) MA programme from Aberystwyth University will expose you to envisioning new, different, better ways forward in our efforts to cope with the challenging political, military, social, economic and environmental contexts we live in today.
Why study MA International Politics at Aberystwyth University?
- Opportunity to study at the world’s first university department of International Politics
- Our Department is ranked in the top 40 in the world for academic reputation (QS, 2017)
- Opportunity to specialise in many different pathways such as security studies, postcolonial politics, theory/critical theory, and intelligence and strategic studies.
- Opportunity to integrate into the research culture of a department at the forefront of understanding and tackling the challenges of ‘how we might live’ in the 21st century.
- Opportunity to study in a challenging and highly stimulating intellectual environment and to engage with the most pressing and thought-provoking issues and topics in international politics.
- 76% of the Department’s publications were deemed either world leading or internationally excellent, making the Department the best in Wales and 7th in the UK - REF 2014
- The Department has over thirty academic and research staff, all of whom are research-active.
- The Department hosts a wide variety of academic events which postgraduate students are encouraged to attend, including guest lectures by leading experts and academics, round table discussions about past, present, and future international issues, and the weekly Departmental research seminars.
Our graduates have expansive career opportunities.
Previous graduates from our Department have gone on to work:
- in the development sector
- in local and national politics
- for the Diplomatic Service
- for the Civil Service
- for NGOs
- with international organisations
- as journalists
- within academia
- as governmental and social researchers
- for Foreign Offices
- for the military
- in leadership roles in business/industry (CEOs/Chairmans)
- as political assistants
- as teachers, lawyers and accountants
- International Politics
- British Counterinsurgency Warfare in the Twentieth Century
- Critical Security Studies: Contemporary Theories
- Critical Security Studies: Emerging Issues
- Indigenous Politics: challenging the global order?
- Intelligence, Security and International Relations in the 20th Century
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science Terrorism & Security View 554 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above.
- Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
- Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
- Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.
International15500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7650 GBP per year during 12 months.
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