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MA International Relations

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Full time | Colchester Campus | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Relations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA International Relations attracts students from all over the world. You focus on general theoretical perspectives of the discipline, providing the tools for you to understand historical and contemporary events. The emphasis is on explaining and understanding international events, rather than simply the intellectual history of international relations as a field.

Assessment

Your coursework comes in the form of essays, simulations, presentations and in-class tests.

Your future

All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.

Our MA International Relations will help you develop key employability skills which will make you attractive to both the public and private sector, including analytical reasoning, research design, communication and report writing. We also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil in the following fields: government; ideology and discourse analysis; international relations; political behaviour; and politics.

Our academic reputation is illustrated by the fact that many of our graduates now teach or research at universities, colleges of higher education and schools. For example, recent graduates are now research fellows and academic staff at: Mannheim, Germany; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Duke University, USA; NATO/SHAPE, Belgium; and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Modules

This module provides you with a graduate-level introduction to both foundational and contemporary international relations research. The emphasis will be on evaluating arguments, understanding the development of the field, and identifying unresolved questions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,760

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£18,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need a degree with a 2.2 in Political Science, International Relations, American Studies, United States Politics, Business - (finance related), Economics or Statistics. Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement. We will accept applicants with a degree in an unrelated field, but you must have studied at least two relevant modules with marks at 2:2 level in the final two years of study.