This programme examines and deploys perspectives from feminism, gender studies, cultural studies and sexuality studies, along with interdisciplinary research in international political economy, civil-military relations, international development and the study of men and masculinities.
The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.
Core units -Feminisms and International Relations -International Security or International Political Economy -Theories of International Relations
Optional units You will choose three optional units from those offered by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS). Below is an example of topics that may be offered. Options vary each year but may include: -Gender and Development -Managing and Evaluating Development -Environmental Politics -Masculinities and IR -Foreign Policy Analysis -Military and Militarisation -Discourse Analysis -US Security Policy -International Human Rights -Sino-US relations in global politics -Politics of Genocide -Japan and East Asia -East Asia, Europe and Global Integration -China's International Relations -European Security -The Politics of Insecurity -Theories of Violence
Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of our MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers.
Many sectors - such as the civil service, NGOs and charity work - require an MSc and some volunteer/internship experience. Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam, Amnesty International, government departments and the European Parliament, among others.