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The MSc International Relations programme at Royal Holloway offers an exciting opportunity to explore the complex dynamics of global politics. Delve into key themes and approaches to international politics, and gain a deep understanding of the forces shaping our world today, from economic crises to human rights issues. You'll have the flexibility to choose from a range of optional modules, including US foreign policy, EU foreign and security policy, and media and war. With small group seminars and individual tuition, you'll receive high-quality teaching from our research-driven faculty. Entry requirements include a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject, but relevant work experience may also be considered.

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International relations examines relationships between countries and looks at, amongst other things, the roles of states, governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic and public policy fields, economics, international law and cultural studies.

Royal Holloway’s MSc in International Relations gives you the opportunity to engage critically with the forces at play in various regions around the world. As such, you will be asked to explore issues affecting the world right now such as economic crises, EU fragmentation, mass migration and human rights. The core of the programme introduces key themes and approaches to the study of international politics, and then allows you to bring these to bear on social, economic, and political interactions of key actors in world politics.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree

Prospective students should have an undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as politics, international relations, history, geography, or economics.

Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider a high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ‘high 2:2’ is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.

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