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International Relations MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Relations

Course type


Course Summary

This degree is ideal for those looking to broaden their skill set. In our ever-shrinking world, the need for different nations and peoples to co-exist presents both challenges and opportunities. By understanding these, you give yourself a greater chance of thriving in the international arena. For future-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy, international public service, international affairs or international commerce, an MA International Relations degree from Middlesex University is an important stepping-stone. This course will help you understand modern international events and developments through the application of theory to contemporary case studies. Students' knowledge, understanding and skills are assessed by a variety of assessment methods including essay writing, reports, reviews and a research or project proposal.

This master's course is for those who would like to develop their skills, to acquire a body of knowledge and to be exposed to the latest thinking. Graduates of the programme can advance within many areas of practice. Career opportunities exist in diplomatic services and the voluntary sector, where international NGOs often seek those with campaigning, policy and influencing skills. Furthermore, businesses throughout the world seek to employ people with knowledge of the global market place. During the course, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in data research, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, understanding theoretical concepts, and policy analysis. All of these are highly transferable and valued by employers across all sectors.

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-20

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Full time


1 year

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Research and Practice Skills (20 Credits)
Foreign Policy Analysis: Geopolitical Perspectives (20 Credits)
Global Security (20 Credits)
Politics of Globalisation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, In a relevant area: any social science or humanities subject (e.g. sociology, history, development studies, social policy, geography, philosophy, degrees in law, business studies, management, psychology and similar subjects that have some political components). Students who have degrees in other subject areas will be considered if they have appropriate experience in working in government, public administration or international organizations (for example people working in London embassies) students should submit a CV at point of application outlining their experience. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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