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International Relations MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

International Relations

Course type


Course Summary

In this course, students benefit from our strong international networks. We have undertaken consultancy and commissioned work in a range of fields including: human rights, development studies and security. We aspire to challenge the boundaries of the International Relations discipline and make the world a better place. The expert faculty and lively community of doctoral researchers – you will be exposed to ideas at the cutting edge of the discipline. Our policy and public impact work is world leading. For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You will graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 3 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree; qualification should be in international relations or a closely-related subject area. In exceptional circumstances, may be considered for the degree if students have a qualification in a different subject area; other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing will also be considered.