30 months
9500 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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The International Relations Online course from Nottingham Trent University helps you understand the complexities of international arenas. With a strong emphasis on the value of theory in practice, you will get to grips with theoretical debates, ideas around global governance and the link between political economy and international security.


This flexible online degree will prepare you for a number of different careers, from government departments to international development agencies.

This International Relations Online degree from Nottingham Trent University is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexities of contemporary international arenas and theoretical debates, and give you  an understanding of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. Over the duration of the course you will examine the significance of international relations and evaluate its theoretical frameworks, concepts, and methodologies, critique key debates and communicate complex ideas.

The course offers you the opportunity to take part in an exciting contemporary discussion that not only focuses on core theoretical understandings, but also on  critical developments within this new and innovative field.

Careers and employability

The field of International Relations aims to foster your global citizenship characteristics. Our graduates are highly employable in both public and private sectors due to their wide-ranging skills and competencies, and have gone on to fill diverse roles ranging from local and national government, educational institutes, charities and the United Nations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • International Relations Theory 
  • Methodologies in International Relations Research
  • War and Peace in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East and North Africa
  • Security, Radicalisation and Terrorism in Europe
  • The New World War: Terrorism in the Era of Globalisation 
  • Security in the Post-Soviet Space 
  • Women and Global Movements 
  • The New World Order: Global Governance and International Institutions 
  • The Political Economy of (Under-) Development 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above).
  • Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters level in their Personal Statement.
  • No references are normally required when applying for this course. However, two Letters of Recommendation will be required when an applicant's qualifications are below the 2.2 degree standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 30 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 30 months.


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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