36 months
6293 USD/year
6293 USD/year
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The MA in International Relations (Part Time) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University equips you with the knowledge, research skills and analytical tools to work at an advanced level, gain profound understanding of international relations, and train you to follow careers in both public and private sectors.

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The MA in International Relations (Part Time) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is designed so you can apply acquired knowledge to analyse and evaluate topics such as global governance, the history of international relations, foreign policy, inter-state cooperation, the functions of international and regional organisations, conflict, war, security and intervention, political economy and globalisation, and regional integration.

You will be supported in your academic and professional development as a scholar, analyst or policy maker in the discipline of international relations, with a focus on China’s evolving role in the world.


Graduates could take up a wide variety of roles in companies, non-profit organisations, consultancies, think-tanks, research institutes, regional and international organisations, and government agencies around the world that seek to recruit graduates with knowledge and experience of contemporary international relations and global affairs.

The expertise on China gained from the programme, as well as the opportunity to learn Chinese, Spanish or Japanese alongside your degree, will substantially enhance your career prospects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Debates and Research Design in International Relations
  • Regional Integration and Globalisation 
  • Conflict and International Intervention
  • China in the World 
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Global Transformations and Crises 
  • War and Peace in the Asia Pacific
  • Advanced Research Methods for International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor Degree (UK2:1 or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Communications Studies, Sociology, Law, Economics, History, Philosophy, Management, International Studies, Area Studies, or cognate subject

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6293 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18880 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    6293 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18880 USD for the full programme during 36 months.

RMB 120,000 for the entire programme.

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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