Gain a sophisticated understanding of the dynamics that drive global politics, and the ability to use this knowledge in fields as diverse as diplomacy, journalism, finance, industry, public relations and risk analysis while studying this MA International Relations: Global Security and Development course at University of Plymouth .
- Gain a understanding of such topical issues as global politics, the rise of religious fundamentalism, human rights, world trade, poverty and climate change.
- Take the opportunity to study the politics of several world regions – Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia – and critically debate their different perspectives.
- Attain invaluable research skills – by studying this programme you will be able to conduct and present an extended piece of research.
- Tailor your masters to match your career aspirations by choosing the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective modules.
- Become part of a lively research community with the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. Several of our students have gone on to work as research assistants.
Careers with this subject:
Career destinations include the UK Civil Service/Department of International Development; non-governmental organisations such as Social Development Direct, Refugee Services and Latitude Global Volunteering, the armed forces and other public-sector and private sector employers.
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- MA Dissertation in Global Security and Development
- Research, Professional Skills and Methodology
- Strategy and Security Studies
International Trade Policy and Politics
Sub-Saharan Africa in the Global Political Economy
International Relations in the Middle East: A Critical Approach
International Relations in Practice
America and the United Nations 1945 to the present
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- 12 months
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Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full.
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 360 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
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- You should have a second-class honours degree or equivalent, or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent.
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International16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Part time (Home) £510 fee per 10 credits.
Living costs for Plymouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.