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Combining teaching from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this degree develops skills, ability and knowledge in the field of International Relations. Read more
Combining teaching from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this degree develops skills, ability and knowledge in the field of International Relations.

Students without prior study of politics, law or international relations are encouraged, but are expected to work hard to make up the gap to master advanced level study of these subjects.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics modules studied. A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics modules studied. All students will study five modules, and complete a dissertation. A major factor in determining whether an LLM or an MA is awarded will be the department responsible for the supervision of the dissertation.

Modules
Core modules:
• International Law
• Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
• Dissertation

Optional modules
• A total of three optional modules from Law or PPR

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This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. Read more
This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. The programme engages with the work of leading peace and conflict studies scholars at both conceptual and empirical levels and draws on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts.

The programme also addresses techniques in conflict resolution such as mediation in order to deepen our understanding and develop practical skills in conflict analysis and uses optional modules from Politics to support the core programme.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This is a broad based programme of study for those wishing to gain a thorough grounding in the theory, structure and working of the modern international system. Read more
This is a broad based programme of study for those wishing to gain a thorough grounding in the theory, structure and working of the modern international system. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This MA is ideal for those considering employment in the field of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict reconstruction. It is also relevant to practitioners wishing to study the politics of aid. Read more
This MA is ideal for those considering employment in the field of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict reconstruction. It is also relevant to practitioners wishing to study the politics of aid. The programme builds on critical policy research and consultancy that has been completed for a wide range of international organisations.

It addresses the increasing overlap between ‘development’ and ‘security’ and explores the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal, regionalised and networked forms of conflict and instability.

This analysis will broaden your understanding of the present crisis in global security as you go on to study the recent and current responses in humanitarian, developmental and security terms, particularly the links between aid and politics.

Core Modules
• Theorising Security and War
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This is a flexible programme allowing you to choose a combination of modules (from the domestic to the global) that best suits your background and interests in the broad arena of politics. Read more
This is a flexible programme allowing you to choose a combination of modules (from the domestic to the global) that best suits your background and interests in the broad arena of politics. Students take five modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This interdisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study in the disciplines of politics and philosophy. Read more
This interdisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study in the disciplines of politics and philosophy. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
• What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This unique multidisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study across the disciplines of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Read more
This unique multidisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study across the disciplines of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. It particularly encourages students to explore the interface between these related areas, and allows for the selection of optional modules across the whole Department.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
• What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates
• Studying Religion
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This interdisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study across the disciplines of politics and religion, with particular attention to the topic of conflict. Read more
This interdisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study across the disciplines of politics and religion, with particular attention to the topic of conflict.

Modules
• Studying Religion
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

Plus:
• Conflict Transformation and Resolution; or
• Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts

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This programme is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy and foreign policy. Read more
This programme is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy and foreign policy. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.

Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners contribute to the programme and student trips are planned to, for example, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)
• Plus one optional module

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Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field. Read more
Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field.

Teaching draws upon distinguished practitioners with experience in the field and may include student trips to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.

Core Modules
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• International Law (from the Law School)
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

Optional modules:
• A combination of optional modules from Law and PPR: leading to at least an overall minimum of 180 credits. Optional Law modules are detailed on page xx

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This programme is designed to encourage students to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy and religion. Read more
This programme is designed to encourage students to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy and religion.

The programme is relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics, and core modules are supported by selected Politics modules.

Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners directly contribute to elements of the programme. Students may also opt to participate in trips to, for example, the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Studying Religion
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Study
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This online MA programme in Diplomacy and International Relations is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. Read more
This online MA programme in Diplomacy and International Relations is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.

The programme aims to help students to realise their academic potential, by encouraging choice and independence in their studies. Based on the distance learning pedagogical principles, it employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance students’ learning experience. Study throughout the whole programme is comprehensively supported through supervised online group discussions, web seminars and individual academic supervision to ensure an engaging and enjoyable distance learning experience.

Modules
Core Modules
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation
• Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Optional Modules:
• Theorising Security and War OR Religion and Conflict

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Building on the already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. Read more
Building on the already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location.

Delivered entirely online the programme is designed to introduce students to the fields of diplomacy and international law and leads to a LLM or MA depending on the selected units.

Core Modules:
• International Law
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (PPR or Law)

Optional Module:
• International Human Rights Law OR Law of International Organisations

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