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About the course

The MA in International Relations deals with the most pressing global challenges in the rapidly transforming international order of the 21st century.

Why study MA International Relations at Goldsmiths?

  • You'll be challenged with a variety of unorthodox approaches. While you'll learn the foundations of International Relations (IR), this MA quickly moves beyond the standard canon of textbook theories and asks tough questions about the state-centred and Eurocentric nature of the discipline.
  • You'll focus on inter-disciplinary theories and methods, paying particular attention to the complex relationship between power, culture and identity.
  • We offer a broad view of the ‘international’ that explores alternative ways of experiencing the world. This will help you to develop your own critical analysis

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Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.


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Nick Davies

146.gif Before attending Goldsmiths I worked in the music business for quite a few years, followed by work in local government and central government. Whilst I was working for the government I decided I wanted to get more involved in international policy as I was working on domestic policy, and to get involved in foreign policy I needed to obtain an MA in international politics.

After much research on which uni to attend I chose Goldsmiths for its diverse approach to study and in particular the area of politics. The course is made up of diverse areas of study, which go to giving you a well-rounded and informed view of international studies. Some aspects of the programme I was unsure of but these have turned out to be the areas which I have enjoyed the most – particularly the areas of postcolonial studies and knowledge systems. The course itself is very dynamic with lots of reading and information to understand and analyse; it has been very hard work but rewarding.

Goldsmiths as a college is a diverse place to study, with lots of arts and politics leading to lively discussions with other students in the Students' Union, and even the queue for a sandwich can turn into an interesting discussion. I am now working on my dissertation and on completion I hope to go back to working in government in an international capacity or working at a think tank looking at foreign policy issues.



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