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International Relations and Global Communications

12 months
16500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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This International Relations and Global Communications course from Manchester Metropolitan University allows you to study those interactions within an interdisciplinary environment, drawing on research and expertise from the fields of politics, international relations, information and communications, journalism and linguistics. 


You will study media and communications theory, plus the historical development of international relations and key issues in contemporary global politics, becoming an expert in how new communication technologies shape societies, politics and individual lives. 

The International Relations and Global Communications course from Manchester Metropolitan University is available to complete in one year full-time or two years part-time. The course is also available to study on campus (full-time or part-time) or online (part-time only).


Graduates may choose to go on to progress to higher research programmes or seek a wide range of careers within areas such as: government, international politics, social and economic organisations, journalism and globally oriented businesses.

Graduates have previously gone into roles including:

  • TV News Presenter (Bulgaria);
  • Communications Officer for HMRC (UK);
  • Policy and Guidance Manager for OFSTED (UK);
  • War Room Analyst for the Republican National Committee (USA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues in Digital Media and Politics 
  • Dissertation
  • History of International Relations 
  • Issues in Contemporary Global Politics
  • Masterclass 
  • Putting Communication into Practice 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • UK/Channel Island: £945 per 20 credits studied per year.
  • EU/NON-EU International: £1834 per 20 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /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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