International Relations, M.A. | University of East Anglia | Norwich, United Kingdom
12 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
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Focusing on the big questions, the MA in International Relations at the University of East Anglia will equip you with the knowledge and skills to grapple with the challenges of global politics, helping you understand their causes and consequences within the international system. 

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International Relations looks at the big questions within global politics. These include issues surrounding war, peace, conflict and security, as well as a range of other important transnational dynamics, such as global economics, the environment, human rights, religion and migration.

Whatever your background, this flexible and cross-disciplinary MA will have much to offer. Perhaps you have a degree in international relations, politics, economics, law or business studies, but you’re now looking to specialise. Perhaps you studied geography, environmental studies or economics, and are interested in the wider applications of your knowledge. Or maybe you simply have a keen interest in global politics, but no formal experience in any of these subjects.

We organise an annual trip to Brussels for our MA students, during which we visit the EU and NATO, where there will be opportunities to speak to officials and military personnel about their work. And we meet graduates from UEA who are now working in or near Brussels. Other visits within our programme have included trips to Paris, Kortrijk in Flanders, and Geneva.

The MA in International Relations at the University of East Anglia  also includes study and discussion with academics, politicians and officials, as well as visits to international organisations and non-governmental bodies and think tanks, such as the European Institute for Asian Studies, ICRC, WHO and UNESCO.

We have an office in Brussels in association with the East of England European Partnership. The office provides a base for our teaching and employability activities, and as a postgraduate student, you will be able to use its facilities to carry out research and write your dissertation.


  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Journalism
  • The UN
  • The EU
  • NATO

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations Theory
  • History of Political Thought 
  • International Organisations Conflict and Development 
  • Methods of Social Enquiry 
  • Public Management Theories and Change 
  • Public Policy Theory and Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Subject Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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    18500 GBP/year
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  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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