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Masters degrees in International Relations explore the interactions between members of the international community.
Related postgraduate specialisms include International Politics, International Law and Diplomacy. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate field such as Intercultural Communication or Politics.
Courses in this field are typically interdisciplinary, exploring the actions of state and non-state entities at an international level. You can expect to examine cultural, historical, economic, geographical, social, legal and humanitarian aspects of the interactions between countries and organisations, as well as political ones.
You will study international relations theory with regards to issues such as economic policy, international public law, foreign policy formulation and environment policy, and how different regions address humanitarian issues.
This may include investigating topics such as security and governance, war and conflict, gender issues, identity, multiculturalism and geopolitics. For example, you might assess how international institutions such as the European Union influence the foreign affairs of the Western world.
Careers in this field are highly varied, from local governance and foreign affairs, to international development, human rights advocacy, global communications, international business and journalism.
If academia is of interest to you, a Masters in International Relations would provide ideal preparation for further research at PhD level.
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ISM's International MBA (IMBA) is designed for those seeking to broaden their career horizons and gain significant career advantages in today’s competitive job market by pursuing an advanced degree that is both rigorous and flexible. Read more
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International Law focuses on contemporary governance and its inter relationship with international relations within countries. Countries, laws and relationships are constantly evolving, providing challenges and potential areas of conflict. Read more
The Extended MA (EMA) in International Relations delivers stimulating teaching about the international system. It covers critical issues, crucial actors and alternative methods of analysis and interpretation. Read more
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Getting to grips with the everchanging shifts of international politics can be daunting. Our MSc in International Relations introduces you to the fundamental principles of global interaction, and refining your knowledge within specialist classes. Read more
Our International Relations MA course is especially designed for those with an interdisciplinary background who wish to fully comprehend core issues and approaches within International Relations post 9/11. Read more
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We offer both full-time and part-time courses as well as a wide range of Online Distance Learning courses
Based in Vienna, Central European University brings together students and faculty from over 100 countries in a community that encourages debate and the open exchange of ideas. The university is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary, and offers English-language graduate degree programs in the social sciences, humanities, business, economics, law, environmental sciences and policy, network science and cognitive science.
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
The world has outgrown traditional Western-centric approaches to governing international relations. The diplomats of tomorrow must be able to think and act globally to deal with an increasingly complex world.
As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is one of the UK’s 24 leading universities, providing our students with an excellent education underpinned by world-class research.
With an impressive heritage in higher education dating back to the late 19th century, Queen Mary has evolved into an international hub of education and research excellence.
The university’s degree programs at Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research, and other esteemed graduate institutes offer endless opportunities for creative, curious, and critical minds.
At Cardiff University we offer a number of conversion courses that allow you to study a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or career, to support you with a change of career path.