Online Masters Degree in International Relations

Why study International Relations?
  • What are the main characteristics of the international order?
  • How has globalisation changed international relations?
  • To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation?
  • How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics?
  • Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making?
  • Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them with like-minded individuals, but your circumstances or commitments make is difficult for you to attend university, then our online International Relations MA is for you.

The programme offers challenging and thought-provoking modules to help you formulate your answers, and a lively, intelligent group of students and academics with which to debate and exchange ideas.

What to expect

  • Modules taught by academics at the cutting-edge of their fields, involved in contributing to the international understanding of the subject
  • Opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international challenges
  • Firm foundation for further study
  • Focus on traditional and current challenges in international relations in conjunction with emerging areas of interest in the developing world
  • Discussions on the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations.
Admission requirements
  • A minimum of an upper second-class honours degree in politics or a related discipline.*
  • IELTS 7.0 (including 6.5 in the writing component), if your first language is not English.

*  We may consider graduates with a minimum of an upper second class-honours degree in another subject with either additional relevant qualifications or work experience.

  • MA International Relations

    (also available to study to PGDip level)

  • Cost

    £10,000 (2 years, part-time, including dissertation)

  • Awarding Body

    Queen Mary University

  • Level

    7

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Discounts

    Available upon assessment

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