International Relations - MA


University of Sussex School of Global Studies

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Study in the School of Global Studies at Sussex, ranked 1st in the world for development studies

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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

Many of the issues of international relations have been thrust directly into our everyday lives. This requires us to reflect on them systematically.

Our course takes the exciting and troubling times we live in as its starting point. We use a theoretically grounded approach with a distinctive critical edge to cover the theory and the history of international relations. You examine a wide range of issues of contemporary relevance with students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

How will I study?

You’ll learn through taught modules and options. There is also a research module – taught as a series of workshops – that gives you professional skills training and prepares you for dissertation research.You may also do a research placement.

You will be assessed by term papers. You also write a

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above, preferably in a humanities or social sciences subject. Relevant degrees include political science, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, sociology, and area studies. A degree in the social sciences or humanities does not constitute a strict requirement and applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be given due consideration. Relevant work and voluntary experience will also be considered, particularly in cases where candidates fall short of the academic requirement. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).


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