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International Relations

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
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25300 GBP/year
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About

The International Relations programme offered by The University of Edinburgh studies international relations and the pressing problems humanity faces in the international realm.

Overview

By joining this fascinating International Relations programme offered by The University of Edinburgh, you will become part of a community that is passionate about international relations.

We explore topics such as:

  • war
  • terrorism
  • power
  • diplomacy
  • climate change
  • trade
  • poverty
  • migration
  • international cooperation

We engage in not just their study, but also ways to meet the associated challenges.

How will I learn?

Our approach combines innovative research with creative and inspirational teaching, provided by staff who combine intricate knowledge of the major international institutions with a deep appreciation of historical change and the most important ideas in international thought.

You will be inspired to explore a world of possibilities, from evolutionary psychology and the sociology of the financial crisis to state survival in the Middle East and the social construction of security.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the programme you will:

  • know and understand core explanatory theories, concepts, institutions and issues in the study of international relations
  • have specialist in-depth knowledge of specific areas and issues in international relations
  • know key contemporary debates in existing academic literatures in journals and books on international relations
  • be able to analyse and evaluate competing theoretical paradigms in the explanation and judgment of international relations
  • be able to apply explanatory models to analyse and understand specific developments within international relations
  • be able to draw on a variety of disciplinary paradigms in the understanding of international relations

Career opportunities:

This qualification could lead to a career in a wide range of institutions and roles, such as:

  • regional, national and international government institutions
  • party political support
  • development organisations
  • educational, research and think-tank organisations
  • banking
  • media
  • lobbying
  • commercial organisations

You may also choose to continue to further study.

The transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and research will give you an edge in the employment market, whatever your eventual career.

Programme Structure

The programme will be delivered through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group work
  • guided independent study

You will complete:

  • two compulsory courses *four option courses

This is followed by work towards an independently researched dissertation.

With the agreement of the Programme Director, you may select option courses from elsewhere within the University.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in politics, international relations, or the social sciences.
  • We may also consider your application if you have a different background but have taken courses relevant to the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees per year

  • Home: £12,650
    • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

 

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