12 months
20750 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
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Be a part of Queen Mary University of London dynamic research community and investigate the policies that matter in this challenging International Relations MRes programme.


Hone in on critical analytical skills, delve into key issues affecting the current political landscape and hold a lense to the most recent and exciting developments in world politics.

  • An approved pathway for ESRC 1+3 PhD studentship funding ?
  • Gain invaluable insight from world-renowned academics, political experts and guest speakers including diplomats and government ministers?
  • Flexible programme - tailor the course to your career trajectory by performing independent research on any topic of your choice?
  • Professional skills development - including advance critical thinking, analytical, debating, communication and time management skills

What you'll study

This International Relations MRes pre-doctoral training programme at Queen Mary University of London is taught in conjunction with the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) and is an approved pathway for ESRC 1+3 PhD studentship funding. This makes the International Relations MRes an ideal springboard for advancement into a research-related role, or to continue on to further study.

This engaging research programme provides a sophisticated theoretical and applied understanding of international relations. It aims to provide you with advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and delves into specialised topics such as war and security, globalisation and development and US foreign policy.

The programme enables you to develop a set of analytical skills and knowledge that will allow you to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international issues, as well as building a firm foundation for further study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social Science Research: Epistemology, Research design, and Qualitative methods
  • Social Science Research: Quantitative Methods and Data. 
  • Dissertation
  • Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • International Migration Policy
  • Latin AMerica in the Modern World

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Politics or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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