International Relations, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 15400
    Tuition (Year)
    7300
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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International Relations presents policy-makers and scholars with a wide range of issues that require analysis and evaluation. Students graduating with a Master’s degree in International Relations will be equipped to understand and interpret these issues more deeply and to think creatively about the challenges facing the world in the 21st Century.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Students on this course will benifit from:

  • Research-led teaching: courses on the International Relations MA are designed and taught by international renowned researchers in International Relations, Contemporary History, and Law.

  • The department hosts an active guest lecture series featuring leading scholars and thinkers in the area of International Relations, Politics, and History.

  • Students takings the Brunel MA in International Relations will have the opportunity to become members of the leading British think-tank, Chatham House.

International Relations presents policy-makers and scholars with a wide range of issues that require analysis and evaluation. Students graduating with a master’s degree in International Relations will be equipped to understand and interpret these issues more deeply and to think creatively about the challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century.

Aims
  • The Brunel MA in International Relations will develop your knowledge of this evolving discipline and will provide you with the opportunity to study topics across its key sub-fields.

Graduates of the MA International Relations at Brunel will be able to pursue careers in a wide range of organisations including government, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, business, research institutes and security.

A number of masters’ students have also elected to pursue further study at doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

Compulsory

  • Evolution of International Relations
  • Dissertation
Optional
  • Theory and Issues
  • Theory and Practice of Human Rights
  • Foundations of International Human Rights Law
  • Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Twentieth Century Political Thought
  • War in Politics - Democracy, War and Intervention
  • Globalisation
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Imperialism and Culture
  • Regions and Space
  • Theory and Practice of Human Rights
  • Foundations of International Human Rights Law
  • Globalisation
  • Public Policy and the Challenges of Diversity
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • The United States in World Affairs 1945 – 2001
  • Imperialism and Culture
  • Security
  • Theory and Practice of Human Rights
  • Foundations of International Human Rights Law
  • Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Twentieth Century Political Thought
  • War in Politics - Democracy, War and Intervention
  • War in History - 1789 to Present
  • Intelligence History Failure and Success
  • The Second World War
  • International Security

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    60 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic Requirements

A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a social science or related discipline. Applicants with a 2.1 in a non-related discipline in which essays are not a core mode of assessment (e.g. maths, natural sciences) will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants with a 2.1 Honours degree or or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a non related discipline but that have some relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis

Applicants who hold a UK (2:2) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a social science or related discipline with some relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15400 International
  • GBP 7300 EEA
UK/EU students: £7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time
International students: £15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time
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Funding

The Brunel International Scholarships

The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University. The deadline for applying for the 2014/15 programme is 25 May 2014 and all applicants will be notified of the panel's decision by the middle of July.

For 2014/15, thanks to the generosity of Brunel’s alumni and supporters, we are pleased to be able to offer 37 awards, which will comprise a15% discountonthe cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

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