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This is an opportunity to understand and study order and disorder within nation states, institutions, organisations, corporations, culture and everyday life.

The programme gives you and understanding of 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. There are plenty of debates about globalisation and cultural identity which now alter the contemporary view about how international relations is perceived. This adds to the complexity of this truly fascinating discipline.

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.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Theories and Concepts in International Relations


  • Qualitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
  • Religion, Conflict and Security
  • International Political Economy: Theories and Themes

Semester 2

  • Global Security Issues
  • 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 Peacebuilding
  • Global Conflict and Peace Processes
  • Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in Social Research

Semester 3

  • Dissertation in International Relations

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • 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

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part time
  • 12 Months and 24 Months
  • September or January

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