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Full time | Mile End | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Relations

Course type


Course Summary

The global financial crisis: a failure of governments or markets? This thought-provoking programme is your chance to dissect and discuss cutting-edge subjects relevant to today’s political landscape. If you are interested in the hard questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them, this International Relations MA could be perfect for you.

  • Study in a truly international environment, with world-renowned academics possessing regional expertise in South America, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Thought-provoking modules based on modern day issues and discussion points, such as Brexit
  • Flexible programme - tailor the course to your career trajectory by performing independent research on any topic of your choice
  • Professional skills development - advance your critical thinking and analytical skills along with debating skills, communication and time management


At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities, some of which are designated exclusively to postgraduate students. These include:

  • Mile End Institute, a major policy centre based at Queen Mary which brings together policymakers, academics and local communities to address national political challenges.
  • State-of-the-art media suite with editing software (QUBE)
  • Brand new Graduate Centre, offering purpose-built study spaces and an exclusive rooftop common room
  • Think Pod - an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities
  • Access to some of London’s outstanding facilities including The British Library, Senate House Library and Copac

Career paths

A masters from the School of Politics and International Relations offers a competitive advantage to entry into a number of professions.

During your studies you'll have access to support at every stage in your degree, including one-to-one academic guidance, tailored workshops, and external guest speakers on topics such as careers in public affairs and working in parliament.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work in roles such as:

  • Project coordinator
  • Freelance journalist
  • Account executive


The module is designed to give students a good command and understanding of key concepts and theoretical traditions in International Relations and their relevance for understanding contemporary themes in world politics. The module seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the various social forces and processes shaping world politics including the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations. The module also aims at developing the students' capacity to reflect critically about the main claims, strengths and weaknesses of theories in international relations.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Politics or a related discipline.