The Masters in International Relations provides a complementary and innovative package of modules that encompasses cutting edge theoretical and empirical perspectives. Our degree engages with the emerging issues of international politics that are being directly thrust into our everyday lives, creating the need for a more systematic and informed engagement. This degree aims to investigate such emerging issues, in particular the changing nature of violence, war, security and development and its effects on international society, the transformation of political communities and the contemporary international system. The scheme will introduce you to the core theories and concepts that shape the practices of international politics through an in-depth engagement with key debates in the discipline of International Relations in light of various case studies. In so doing, it provides you with an introduction to the advanced study of international relations from a distinctly normative and critical angle, for which Aberystwyth has an international reputation. It will include topics such as anarchy, sovereignty, power, peace, war, harm, justice, ethics, realism, the global distribution of wealth and resources and trust in world politics.
The Department is renowned for its pioneering research and is recognised as number one in the UK for the study of international politics. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), the Department of International Politics was placed best in Wales with 76% of publications submitted rated as world leading and internationally excellent.
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This degree will suit you:
-If you want to study international relations in a global context at Masters level
-If you wish to develop a critical appreciation of international relations
-If you wish to nurture a career in international diplomacy and work internationally
-If you desire formal recognition of skills highly sought-after by any postgraduate employer
The Masters in International Relations pursued through the specialist pathway is the traditional Master’s degree which offers the opportunity to specialise on a particular area of the discipline. The Specialist pathway provides the opportunity for students to pursue advanced, subject-specific study in a particular area of the discipline. Students following this pathway take the departmental core module (compulsory), two modules from a bespoke basket of degree scheme related options and one further module from any offered by the Department, followed by a dissertation.
Every course at Aberystwyth University
is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. Your Masters will place you in the jobs market as a highly-trained international relations specialist with a strength in depth of knowledge on vital subjects such as anarchy, sovereignty, power, peace, war, justice, ethics, realism, the global distribution of wealth and resources and trust in world politics. You will also graduate with a wealth of postgraduate-level skills which are transferable into any workplace. In addition, the prestige of masters from the Department of International Politics will open doors for you into workplaces in every industry.
Key Skills and Competencies
- Study Skills
Alongside the wealth of world-class critical expertise, you will master highly desirable skills in academic research, analysis, argument-formation, presentation and debate. You will also prove your abilities in reflection and self-improvement; you will be able to identify your academic weaknesses and remove them whilst building on your strengths.
- Self-Motivation and discipline
Studying at Masters level requires discipline and self-motivation from every candidate. You will have access to the expertise and helpful guidance of departmental staff, but you are ultimately responsible for devising and completing a sustained programme of scholarly research in pursuit of your Master’s degree. This process of independent study at an extremely high level will strengthen your skills as an independent and self-sufficient worker, a trait prized by most employers.
- Transferable Skills
The International Relations Masters programme is designed to give you a range of transferable skills that you can apply in a variety of employment contexts. Upon graduation, you will have proven your abilities in structuring and communicating ideas efficiently, writing for and speaking to a range of audiences, evaluating and organizing information, working effectively with others and working within time frames and to specific deadlines.
Find out how to apply here https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/
Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.