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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Politics & Government

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time, 6 years flexible learning

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    19 September 2017

Course content

  • Provides a thorough introduction to the principal ideas employed in the study of world politics
  • Develops an understanding of contemporary global challenges and equips you to analyse them critically
  • Freedom to tailor the programme to suit your research interests
  • Specialist research dissertation in consultation with an expert supervisor
  • Suitable for graduates from any discipline

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • International relations theory
  • Themes and issues in contemporary international relations
  • Origins and causes of war
  • Introduction to qualitative research methods in politics and international relations
  • Dissertation

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for your future career. Our graduates move on to a wide range of roles, including UK ambassadors, military officers, members of the SAS or intelligence analysts, bankers, political analysts, university lecturers, staff college lecturers, journalists, officials in international organisations or police officers.

Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, charitable foundations or Parliament.


Visit the International Relations MA page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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