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MA International Relations

Course Description

After the financial crisis, are there new fault-lines emerging in international relations?
What is/was the war on terror?
Is there any prospect of global justice?
Has globalisation rendered nation states less relevant?
If you are interested in finding answers to the big global questions, then this is the programme for you

* The MA in International Relations is concerned with analysing the key theoretical and empirical issues in international relations
* You will discuss the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations, including state sovereignty and international order, conflict and war, human rights and the political economy of North-South relations
* You will also undertake a critical survey of the main theories and concepts associated with the study of international politics
* The programme will provide you with a set of cutting-edge analytical skills and knowledge that will allow you to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international issues, as well as providing a firm foundation for further study

Why study with us?

The School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary was rated amongst the top 20 Politics departments in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The MA in International Relations will be of particular interest to students looking for a course on contemporary global issues. The school has particular strengths in international security, conflict and war, the political economy of North-South relations, international political theory, Middle East politics, and the transition from the Cold War to the contemporary post-Cold War world.

"...The knowledge gained here will give me the required grounding to excel in my chosen field"
Gloria Caleb

* Cutting-edge critical programme � theory included, with a real focus on developing students' critical thinking and analytical skills
* A focus on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world
* This programme is led by research active staff, who are responding to the very latest global events, so content is very timely
* The diversity of our staff and students, and the local area, mean that Queen Mary is a great place to study International Relations
* The programme is very flexible, so you can choose from a large number of modules, depending on your interests


You will have access to postgraduate only facilities which include the Lock-keeper's Cottage Graduate Centre dedicated solely to the use of graduate students in the faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences, with the use of a common room and interdisciplinary training workshops. The Learning Resource centre has 200 networked PCs and is open to students round the clock, there are dedicated workstations for postgraduate students.

You will also have access to Queen Mary's comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.

We also have plans to develop a �36m Graduate Centre comprising teaching and office space, accommodation, 24-hour IT provision, lecture theatres, reading and common rooms, a cafeteria and under-cover winter garden, which could be ready as early as January 2015.

Visit the MA International Relations page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class honours degree in Politics or a related discipline. Students should also have IELTS 7.

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