This degree offers a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to the study of international relations, with opportunities to specialise in one of several fields including international economic relations, security studies, European studies or Pacific Asian studies.
International Relations can be studied as a general masters programme, or you can choose a specialist pathway. It gives you the freedom to choose from a full range of options and to design your own course of study. It offers a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs, with opportunities to specialise, if required, in one of several fields including:
Historic and leading-edge theories of international relations Critical approaches to international relations Conflict and security, including terrorism and political violence The operation and institutions of the global economy Diplomacy and summit-level state interactions Gender and international relations Programme content
This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules.
ESRC scholarships for PG Study and Doctoral Research
The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research starting in October 2012.Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:Applied Linguistics Russian and East European Studies International Development (IDD) West African Studies German Studies Business and Management Finance Economic and Social History Economics and Econometrics Education Urban and Regional Studies Human Geography Political Science and International Studies European Studies Local Government Studies and Public Policy Psychology Sport and Exercise Science (Psy) Social Policy Social Work Socio-Legal Studies
Value of Scholarship(s)
Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.