|Application deadline:||As early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|More information:||Go to university website|
The ability to analyse the complex issues and dilemmas presented by international relations is increasingly important both for understanding many of the forces and events that shape our lives and in a wide range of careers.
As an academic subject, this field has expanded beyond its original concern with relations between states and the study of war and international organisation to cover topics such as globalisation, security, international theory, human rights, the politics of the natural environment and the politics of specific geographical regions.
The Brunel MA in International Relations aims to develop students' knowledge of this evolving discipline and to provide students with the opportunity to study topics across its key sub-fields.
Successful completion of the course requires students to pass six 20-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation on an appropriate topic. A Master’s degree is awarded if you reach the necessary standard on the taught part of the course and submit a dissertation of the required standard. The pass grade for all modules and the dissertation is C.
Plus one module about Theory and Issues from:
Plus one module about Regions and Space from:
Plus one module about Security from:
Pool A - Theory and Issues:*
Pool B - Regions and Space:*
Pool C - Security:*
* Students must take one module from each pool, a total of three modules. One of these modules is studied in Year 1, and the remaining two modules are studied in Year 2.
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.
Brunel also offers our own BrunELT English Test and accept a range of other language courses. We also have a range of Pre-sessional English language courses, for students who do not meet these requirements, or who wish to improve their English.
Our International Pathways and Language Centre offers a range of foundation and pre-masters courses to provide you with the academic skills required for your chosen course.
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||580|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||92|
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
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.