The International Relations MA at King's College London will provide you with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping the world and of the challenges that these pose both to individual states and to the international community.
The movement of monies and peoples, the emergence of network organisations that transcend state boundaries, the impact of a global media and information technology, the rise of identity politics, regional integration, as well as warfare on a global scale, have all had a transformative impact on the state, inter-state relations and global politics.
Unique opportunity to study in a multidisciplinary department devoted to the study of all aspects of war and conflict and the broad remit of international relations.
Develop skills of in-depth and critical analysis of international politics, and become familiar with the latest, cutting-edge research in the discipline.
Be part of a vibrant research community, world-renowned staff and an international student body who are drawn from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
You will be taught by some of the very best academics in the field. Our Department staff publish world-leading research and are committed to offering outstanding research-led teaching and training.
A focus on conceptual, methodological and analytical issues.
A chance to network and connect with visiting academics, government ministers, diplomats and other experts who give regular public lectures and seminars.
We have an extensive and continually growing network of links with other departments, think-tanks, organisations, policymaking bodies and institutions both in the UK and abroad.
Our unrivalled location in the heart of London beside the River Thames brings outstanding advantages.
War Studies Graduates go on to work for NGOs, the FCO, the MOD, the Home Office, NATO, the UN or pursue careers in journalism, finance, academia, the diplomatic services, the armed forces and more. Recent posts held by our alumni include Threat Analyst, Director of Political Violence Forecasting, Research Advisor at NATO Defence College, Foreign Policy Fellow.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- The War on Terror: Anglo-American Foreign & Security Policy since 9/11
- War & Insurgency in the Middle East since 1945
- Transdisciplinary approaches to (In)Security
- Complex Political Emergencies, Health & Security
- Risk & Uncertainty in Global Politics
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science View 399 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 67% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.
- A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
- Two references are required with at least one academic.
- Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.
International26550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 26550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA14700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU fees: £7,350 per year
- Overseas fees: £13,275 per year
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