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International Relations MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Relations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will give you an understanding of how international relations theory is applied to real-world policy and strategy, and the practical problems involved in this. You’ll examine the theory and definition of the ‘state’ and relations between different states, and the roles of other institutions and organizations, like multinational companies and transnational crime organizations. All your studies will contain a strong vocational element, with a focus on how theory affects, and is affected, by real events on the ground. As well as this foundation in general international relations theory and practice, you’ll also have the chance to focus on your own areas of interest. To develop your decision-making, planning and debating skills, you’ll take part in interactive sessions, respond to specific scenarios and briefs, and undertake critical analysis. You’ll also receive advanced instruction in research methods, a vital skill both for your studies and your future career. With a supporting team of lecturers who have academic and professional backgrounds in international relations, you can be sure you’re receiving the latest theory and careers advice. Discover how international relations theory affects real-world events, and develop crucial skills like decision making and debating. With prestigious guest lecturers and visits to think tanks such as Chatham House, you’ll gain all the experience you need for a role in global politics. Our course will prepare you for a career in many roles relating to international relations, such as diplomacy and the diplomatic services, strategy and strategic planning, public services, the Foreign Office, the UN and other international bodies, local government, NGOs, charities, education, journalism and press agencies.

Different course options

Full time | Cambridge Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

On this module, you will critically analyse the origins, evolution and role of international institutions in the global order over the course of the 20th and 21st century, in order to understand why these institutions have developed, and why states choose, or do not choose, to use these institutions as a means to achieve their objectives. You will examine the still-evolving structures of global governance, and the role of these organisations and institutions in contemporary politics and diplomacy, looking at the work of specific organisations including the UN, the EU, the IMF and World Bank etc.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Students with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.