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International Relations MA


Course Description

About the course

On this course you will develop an advanced understanding of key global issues such as globalisation, international political economy, security, health and the role of states and non-state organisations.

There is wide diversity in the range of study, from international relations theory to regional integration. It will provide you with an advanced level of understanding of the modern world, including the way in which states, regions and international organisations interact.
•Wide variety of modules
Provides the opportunity to study a wide variety of fascinating modules
•Learn from internationally renowned staff
You will study in a research-rich academic environment with the opportunity to be taught by internationally renowned staff and to participate in research seminars, conferences and annual lectures
•Add international experience to your CV
You will have the opportunity to take part in #DMUglobal overseas study trips.
•Excellent student experience
Benefit from the input of high profile visiting scholars, academic staff with wide geographical subject coverage and the opportunity to participate in study trips abroad.
•Boost your potential earnings
Business and Law postgraduates command an average salary of £44,186 (DLHE, 2013/14)

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.

Course modules

Core modules include:
*Theory and Practice of International Relations
*Globalisation
*Research Methodology

Optional modules include:
*Post-Cold War Order
*US Foreign Policy
*Regional Security in European Neighbourhood
*Britain and European Integration
*International Trade
*Global Health: Politics, Policy and Strategy
*International HRM
*Dissertation

Graduate careers

The course prepares you for senior roles in public and private organisations where you can influence major decisions that affect us all.
There is real demand for suitably qualified managers who are interested in making a difference and who understand the implications of the global financial crisis, climate change, diplomacy, and sustainable development, health care and other issues affecting contemporary society.

Visit the International Relations MA page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students should hold a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, in any subject. Applications from those with significant professional experience in Politics and International Relations will be considered individually. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.

Course Fees

2016/17 Tuition Fees: £5,000 (UK/EU), £12,200 (International)


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