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Politics and International Relations - MRes


Course Description

About the course:
-Designed to enhance research skills in politics and/or international relations
-Preparation for a PhD, or for a research career in think tanks, government departments or elsewhere
-Freedom to tailor the programme to suit your particular research interests
-Specialist research dissertation
-Suitable for graduates from any discipline

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Philosophical issues in the social sciences
-Introduction to both qualitative and quantitative research methods in politics and international relations
-War and peace
-Politics of public policy
-Dissertation

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

EMPLOYABILITY

We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for your future career. Our graduates move on to a wide range of roles, including UK ambassadors, military officers, members of the SAS or intelligence analysts, bankers, political analysts, university lecturers, staff college lecturers, journalists, officials in international organisations or police officers.

Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, charitable foundations or Parliament.

Visit the Politics and International Relations - MRes page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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School Bursary Scheme - 8 Awards

The School of Politics, Economics and International Relations is offering bursaries to students studying in 2015/16. These bursaries are worth £2,500 each and will be awarded in three equal payments during the academic year.There will be two rounds of applications for these scholarships. Unsuccessful applicants in the first round will be considered again in the second round.

Value of Scholarship(s)

2,500

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be applying to on of our Master's courses due to start Autumn 2015.

Application Procedure

To apply for a scholarship please send a statement (maximum 500 words) on ‘Why I should receive a scholarship and the contribution I will make to the life of the School’ to [email protected] for applications to be considered are:- 1st May (for the first round of applications)
- 1st August (for the second round of applications)Please include in the subject line ‘Bursary Scheme application’. Please also include your name, programme of study and student number with your application.

Further Information

https://www.reading.ac.uk/spirs/pg-taught/spirs-pgtfeesandfunding.aspx



Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Last Updated

12 January 2017

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