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About the course

Warwick's International Relations MA is one of the foremost programmes in Europe for the study of international relations. Learn key theoretical approaches from Realism to Post-Colonialism while understanding the role of other actors at Warwick's Politics and International Studies (PAIS) Department.

This programme will tackle the big issues facing global decision-makers: from war to poverty; from security to the complexities of environmental degradation; from inequality to the study of global elites. Traditionally, the discipline of International Relations (IR) has been concerned with issues of war and peace, focused on explaining and understanding the behaviour of states in their relationships with each other in the international states-system. However, the end of the Cold War and other

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

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Student Profile(s)

Yeabsira Zewde

As an Ethiopian educated in the United States, coming to the UK and studying here was an intellectual adventure for me. When I came to Warwick to study International Relations MA, I was immersed in a diverse intellectual community, where I continued to broadened my horizon. The diversity here is to be celebrated as it makes Warwick what it is. We learn in an advanced, very high standard educational environment and we socialize in the variety of relaxing venues on campus and off campus; we've got the best of both worlds. The seminars by experts every week have been a great bonus to further our understanding on particular subject matters. For me it was such a privilege to study under the provision of great scholars such as Prof. Peter Burnell.

Among the many great memories I will have for many years to come is attending a class where all of us, about 15, are from 14 different countries. I appreciate Warwick for giving me the world in a classroom, to hear ideas, to interpret the world’s ill in different angle and learn to get rid of my box and think worldly. In our classroom, we all spoke the language of the world and I believe that political leaders of our days can learn something from us- if students from 14 different countries with different identities can sit around a table and agree on issues or the very least learn something from each other then why can’t they.

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