24 months
8300 EUR/year
8300 EUR/year
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Position yourself as a thought leader in Global Security and Development in today’s challenging and rapidly-evolving field of International Relations (IR). This part-time, fully-online MA in International Relations from University of Plymouth Online will empower you with the skills, knowledge and global perspectives you need to excel as an IR professional.

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Gain an in-depth understanding of the discourse and practices surrounding security and development issues in IR with an MA IR: Security and Development from University of Plymouth .

This part-time, 100% online MA in International Relations from University of Plymouth Online will give you the expertise you need to effectively harness relevant research methodologies and techniques, as well as a global perspective, to inform policy-making processes.

Designed to help you confidently meet the challenges of this ever-evolving and challenging field, this MA IR will equip you with the specialist skills, knowledge, and insights you need to pursue a meaningful, global career in IR.

Why this course?

  • Access valuable insights and ongoing support from leading academics and experts in the field of IR
  • Gain new global perspectives around the practice of security and developmental politics.
  • Study a 100% online MA IR flexibly – anytime, anywhere – while you continue with your full-time job and other commitments
  • Fast-track your career in IR with an internationally-recognised MA IR that will empower you to realise your career goals sooner

Career opportunities

As a University of Plymouth MA IR graduate, you can look forward to embarking on a meaningful and rewarding career in the fast-growing field of IR.

You’ll be qualified to work across a broad range of organisations globally, including:

  • NGOs
  • Development agencies
  • Governments
  • International organisations

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Governance and World Order – Delve into the concepts of global governance and the foundations for the application of contemporary IR theories to questions around world order and global governance
  • Strategy and Security Studies – Analyse the security challenges of the 21st Century and examine how to identify the most important risks and threats
  • Economic Diplomacy and Development – Explore the international economic instruments used by states to promote their development and international position, as well as how trade policy and development aid work
  • Regional Geopolitics – Study IR in key global regions of strategic importance, such as the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia, and explore the internal political and geopolitical dynamics of these regions 
  • MA Dissertation on Security and Development – Demonstrate your research skills with an opportunity to apply them to a dissertation in the field of Global Security and Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for this MA IR from University of Plymouth, you should have:

  • An honours degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK-based university or the CNAA in Politics or IR
  • Professional experience in IR if you don’t have the above qualifications

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8300 EUR per year during 24 months.


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