International Relations (MSc Econ)
1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise in International Law, Human Rights, Foreign Policy Studies, International Political Economy, Ethics & International Affairs and Area Studies, as well as research skills.
- A thorough grounding in generic and transferable skills that will equip students for careers in a wide variety of occupations, which require competence in computer and information retrieval.
This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. The course consists of two elements, both of which allow a degree of specialisation in the student’s chosen field.
Part one consists of research-led taught modules, including core courses in Issues in International Relations and Research Methods and Skills, and a choice of specialist option courses, in areas such as: EU Foreign Policy; Human Rights; US Foreign Policy; International Political Economy; Ethics and International Affairs; International law; Diplomacy and French Foreign Policy.
Part two requires the researching and writing of a dissertation supervised by an expert in the field. Available areas for dissertation supervision include: International Theory; European Security and Foreign Policy; European Economic Policy; French Foreign Policy; Anglo-American Foreign Policy; Humanitarian Intervention; Human Rights; International Law and United Nations Studies.
Throughout the programme, students will be introduced to the nature of research at this demanding level, primarily through the taught course in research methods and skills, and subsequently in their relationship with an academic supervisor who will help them bring their chosen programme of research to fruition.
- American Foreign Policy
- European Economic Goverance And Policies
- European Security
- European Union External Relations
- Global Climate Governance
- Human Rights & Global Justice
- International Legal & Political Affairs
- International Security & Transnational Threats
- Issues in International Relations
- Just War and Humanitarian Intervention
- Research Methods: Approaches To Knowledge
- State Crisis – Changing Governance In Italy
For further information on the course and programme of study, please view the course handbook.
- Research and generic skills
- Presentation skills
- Data collection and analysis
Suitable for graduates in Politics, International Relations, Philosophy and in disciplines broadly conceived to have a social sciences or humanities focus with a minimum 2.1 degree classification or equivalent qualification.
In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: Rachel Davies
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0824
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4946