About the course
This programme gives students the opportunity to develop deep understanding and analytical excellence in a field of increasing importance, international studies. A wide selection of modules allows them to specialise in a variety of different areas. Dissertations are written under the guidance of experienced academic staff, which includes world-leading experts on China, Japan, the UK, the US, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Russia, among others, specialising in sub-fields such as security studies, international relations theory, women’s issues, international history, development, environmental policy, foreign policy analysis, quantitative methods, international economics, etc. Students will be introduced to key concepts and theories, will be trained in research methods, and gain access to (and we hope contribute to) the latest research in international relations and world history.
Students can choose from a range of modules in international relations and international history, which include, in addition to subjects directly related to international relations and world history, modules in diplomacy/foreign policy analysis, development, international economics, international organisations, European politics, regionalism, traditional and non-traditional security, environmental policy, area studies (including China, Russia, the US, Europe, the UK, Japan, the Middle East, Africa, etc.) and of course research methods, to name a few. Small seminars allow students to develop their analytical skills, and oral and written presentation techniques, as well as their capacity to research, compile and produce thematic reports, essays, and papers.
Case studies and occasional simulation games deepen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge of negotiations, diplomacy, world history and international relations. Your dissertation will give you the opportunity to prove the breadth and depth of your knowledge.
The MA in International Relations and World History is offered as a one year programme (twelve full months). This degree programme can also be taken in a part time capacity over two years. Students must take 180 credits to graduate, comprised of 60 credits each semester (four modules each semester at 15 credits each), plus 60 credits for the dissertation (normally done over the summer for full time students). Students must pass the taught components before proceeding to the dissertation.
Core Concepts in International Relations and World History
Research Methods I
Students will also have the option to study some of the modules listed below:
China and the World
China in International Relations
International Political Economy
Other languages 1A (Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Korean)
Other languages 1B (Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Korean)
International Political Economy
US Foreign Policy
Democratisation in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Politics and History of the Middle East
Diplomacy in a Globalised World
Special World History Project
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Regionalism in Europe and Asia
Global Shift: Power, Order, Change
China and Africa
Please refer to the website for more detailed module information by clicking the link below http://live-china-uon.cloud.contensis.com/en/internationalstudies/pg/ma-international-relations-china.aspx
The School of International Studies has academic staff from all across the world, who are world-leading experts in their fields. Students gain from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds which compliment the global nature of this programme.
Our class size
We anticipate that the 2016 class size will be approximately ten students.
Your degree certificate
All students who successfully complete their studies at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China will be awarded a University of Nottingham, UK degree.
There are no differences between certificates awarded in the UK and those awarded in China.
To encourage academic excellence, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) offers a comprehensive and expanding range of scholarships to postgraduate students. For more information please click the link below http://live-china-uon.cloud.contensis.com/en/study/postgraduate/masters/scholarships/index.aspx
A honours degree at 2:1 level or above in any subject.