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International Relations

MA/PGDip/PGCert

Start date:

September 2024

Duration:

1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Number of credits:

MA: 180 credits

PGDip: 120 credits

An experience like no other. Learn how to be a thought leader and problem solver in an age of global challenges with our MA International Relations.

Did you know?

University of Roehampton London has been jointly recognised as the best modern university in the country, and the best modern university in London for research excellence. (REF 2021)

Modules

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Skills

On our MA International Relations, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset.

This incorporates;

  • Balancing traditional international relations theory, case studies, and literature alongside a critical approach which explores and deconstructs the complex relationships between power, conflict, identity, and globalisation. 
  • Providing the link between theory and practice through experiential learning and the application of global case studies.
  • Exploring the breadth of challenges relevant to the field of international relations today, using perspectives from criminology, sociology, and human rights. 

These three strands will ensure that you understand both the problems and solutions we face as an international community in both theory and practice.

Learning

A course that's built around you.

This well-rounded programme will be delivered through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • seminars 
  • workshops

To ensure that equal weighting is given to theoretical expertise, interactive explorations of the application of theory in practice.

Students will benefit from experiential learning using in-class case studies, simulations, and field trips and assessment will be through diverse forms of coursework (e.g. problem-based essays, presentations, podcasts, reflective journals, research proposals). 

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Careers

It all starts here. 

A key reason for the balanced approach between the theoretical and practical in this programme is a focus on employability. You will be regularly assessed on practical applications of international relations through:

  • presentations
  • participation in simulations
  • drafting policy documents
  • other diverse forms of experiential learning and coursework. 

 

In addition, extra-curricular activities and opportunity for placement work will provide transferable skills and workplace contacts necessary to compete and succeed in jobs in: charities, policy think tanks, multilateral and intergovernmental organisations such as the UN and UNICEF, international businesses, law firms, banks, local and national government, media companies, as well as non-governmental organisations. 

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

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UK postgraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees (UK)

Level of study Full-time Part-time*
MA £9,188 £4,824
PGDip £6,125 £3,216
PGCert £3,063 £1,608

*average fee per year

 

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International postgraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees (international)

Level of study Full-time Part-time*
MSc £17,325 £9,096
PGDip £11,550 £6,064
PGCert £5,775 £3,032

*average fee per year

 

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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