If you want to enjoy a career within international relations you may be looking at positions within policy making within government and the civil service within foreign affairs. You can also go into the defence area, development and human rights. A lot of graduates choose to go into advocacy, research and project management from this degree working for NGOs. Some others follow careers in regional and global institutions such as the EU or UN and others go into the armed forces or international media working as journalists and reporters. Other careers our graduates have followed have been in international risk management and international corporations in trade and finance. The postgraduate degree can make a real difference in terms of having a postgraduate qualification to allow you to continue on your career path or change careers.
The programme gives you engagement with key issues in contemporary International Relations including development and political economy, critical and human security, gender, identity and human rights and more. You learn the debates about globalisation, international institutions, international development and global political economy. This includes culture and identity, citizenship and stabilisation of power.
Theories and Concepts in International Relations
Themes in Latin America
Qualitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
Theories and Issues in Political Science and Ir
Region, Conflict and Security
Latin America: Security Conditions and Challenges
Global Security Issues
Quantitative Methods in Political Science and International Relations
Research Design, Data and Presentation
Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
Dimensions of Globalisation
The Comparative Study of European Societies
Sex, Gender, Violence: Critical Approaches
Post-Conflict Justice and Peace building
Global Conflict and Peace Processes
Dissertation in International Relations
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• You are taught by the School of Social Sciences rated as 'Excellent' and ranked 5th in grant income in the UK with major EU and world
projects to influence peace building activities
• Students rate the degree as 85% satisfied (National Student Survey
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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.
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