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MA in International Relations

Course Description


The MA in International Relations combines the advanced study of the core theoretical frameworks within the discipline of IR with in-depth exploration of a wide range of key themes and topics. The MA is targeted at students who want to combine a strong foundation in the theoretical debates of International Relations with an understanding of how those debates resonate in particular issue areas and contexts.
Through both the broad range of option modules that are available and the opportunity to research and write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, students can develop expertise in their own area of interest in International Relations. The programme is for graduates who wish to become researchers or academics in International Relations and allied fields, or who wish to use the advanced training and education that it provides in their career in the private or public sector.


Two Core Modules
*Themes and Theories in International Relations
*New Security Challenges
Four Option Modules
Dissertation: During the Summer Term students start work on a dissertation on a topic of their choice. The dissertation is due for submission at the end of the summer vacation.

Visit the MA in International Relations page on the University of York website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2.1 BA degree or international equivalent in a social science-related subject. However, exceptions are sometimes made for students with different backgrounds, in which case assessment is usually done through interview and additional references.

Course Fees

2015/16 Home/EU: £6,450; Overseas: £15,150

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