The emphasis of the International Relations course offered by the University of Essex is on explaining and understanding international events, rather than simply the intellectual history of international relations as a field.
You also take optional modules from a large selection offered by our department, including:
- Global environmental issues
- Democracies in Europe
- Forecasting global trends
- International security
- Conflict resolution
All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.
Our MA International Relations will help you develop key employability skills which will make you attractive to both the public and private sector, including analytical reasoning, research design, communication and report writing.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations:
- The Civil Service
- Local government
- The World Bank
- The United Nations
- YouGov and YouGov America
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- Theories of International Relations
- Advanced Research Methods
- Theory and Explanation in Political Science
Comparative European Politics
- The Analysis of Conflict and Peace
- Democracy, Violence, and Inequality in Latin America
- International Security Studies
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science View 536 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
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- Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
- Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
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- A 2.2 degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Studies, American Studies, United States Politics, Economics, Finance or Statistics.
- A 2.2 degree in any subject which includes study in two relevant modules. Relevant modules include, but are not limited to:
- Comparative Political Systems
- Constitutional Democracy
- Contemporary World Affairs
- Current Affairs
- Democratic Theory
- European Integration/Dynamics of Integration
- Foreign Policy/Comparative Foreign Policy
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £4,600
- International fee: £9,870
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.