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Studying International Relations

International relations refer to political principles and processes as well as foreign affairs and relations between different countries. International relations systematically explore themes such as government and state, political behaviour, economic issues in local and international government systems. Graduates can work in government or diplomatic institutions as public affairs consultants, local government officers, or politicians.

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292 International Relations Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Online International Relations

Whether you’re looking to negotiate policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can enrich your experience and unlock a world of career opportunities.The International Relations programme is offered by the Nottingham Trent University Online.  

M.A. International Relations

The most popular course, MA International Relation from University of Essex, attracts students from all over the world. You focus on general theoretical perspectives of the discipline, providing the tools for you to understand historical and contemporary events.

Department of Government
M.Sc. International Relations of the Americas

This exciting and innovative programme from the University College London (UCL) embraces courses on both North and Latin America, with compulsory study of both regions. It focuses on inter-American and on Latin/North American global relations. The International Relations of the Americas course will combine breadth with (especially in relation to the 15,000 word dissertation) the depth appropriate for this level of study.

UCL – Institute of the Americas
M.Sc. Conflict Resolution

The MSc Conflict Resolution course from University of Essex helps you to understand the evolving field of conflict resolution, exploring the causes and effects of destructive conflict across the world, and scrutinising the theory and practice of how this can be managed peacefully. 

Department of Government
M.A. International Relations

The aim of the Master of Arts degree in International Relations at Richmond, the American International University in London is to equip students with in-depth knowledge of the discipline of international relations, key analytical and research skills, together with an opportunity to gain practical experience through an optional internship.

Graduate Programs
M.A. Cultural Diplomacy and International Sport

The Cultural Diplomacy and International Sport programme is delivered jointly by University of the West of Scotland in Paisley and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. Students will attend the Paisley campus in trimester one before studying in Berlin in trimester two.

School of Media Culture and Society
Master Migration Law and Policy

This Migration Law and Policy degree at Middlesex University aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to migration law and policy, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of legal regimes governing free movement of persons under European Union Law, international laws and policies regarding migration, asylum and border management from a European and UK perspective.

MPA Public Administration

The programme will equip you with the necessary skills to take up a senior position in public administration. This Public Administration programme is offered by University of Leeds.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Global Diplomacy

Learn about the key concepts of diplomacy and the institutional development of diplomatic relations. The Global Diplomacy programme is offered at SOAS University of London.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
M.Sc. European Politics and Policy

This Master's degree in European Politics and Policy from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers an interdisciplinary, comparative exploration of how politics, government and public policy operate within and across European member states and the EU's governing structures and institutions.

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. International Security and Global Governance

This International Security and Global Governance Master's degree in politics explores urgent contemporary debates about violence, conflict, security and governance from a global perspective. The programme is delivered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online)

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? The Muslim Minorities in a Global Context course is offered at SOAS University of London.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
M.A. International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics and international relations of the Middle East to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. The International Relations and Politics of the Middle East course is offered by University of Leeds.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. International Business

This International Business programme offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics seeks to meet the buoyant labour market demand for more postgraduates in the field of international business.

Management
M.Res. International Relations

We live in an increasingly interconnected and globalised world where events that unfold on other continents can affect our lives very quickly. Sometimes politicians are able to work together in a search for solutions but disagreement, and even the possibility of conflict, never seems far away.

Department of Government
L.L.M. International Commercial and Dispute Resolution

Increasingly globalisation has led to a growing demand for commercial lawyers with an understanding of international law.This course meets this need and will help you develop an understanding of the origins of public and private international conflicts and disputes, the causes of cross-border and municipal commercial disputes, and how these can be prevented, managed and resolved.

M.Sc. International Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and their qualifications highly sought after by employers. Our CIM-accredited MSc in International Marketing ensures you’ll be equipped for a successful marketing career in the UK or internationally.

Department of Business Management
M.A. International Relations (Diplomacy) / PGDip

This programme is for students looking for a career in diplomacy, as well as those who seek a clearer understanding of both the mechanisms of the dialogue between states and the instruments of statecraft commonly employed.

Department of Political Science and International Studies
M.A. International Relations

This programme from Queen's University Belfast is designed to analyse various aspects of International Relations in a scholarly, critical and methodologically sophisticated manner.

School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy
M.A. International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development)

This International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development) course from Newcastle University provides an understanding of globalisation and development. It places special emphasis on the problem of poverty and its relation to global justice and global politics. You study the political, social and economic causes, consequences and discourses of poverty and development. You also critically analyse these important global currents.

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway: Intercultural Communications

Communications and Humanities aims to share information across different cultures and social groups. Anglia Ruskin's MA Intercultural Communications course covers various cultural topics such as Impacts of Migration Discourse and Identity, Language, Identity and Policy and Intercultural Relations and Communication. 

Cambridge Ruskin International College
M.Sc. Diplomacy, Business and Trade

This Diplomacy, Business and Trade programme at Loughborough University London provides an extensive overview of the practice and development of international business and economic diplomacy. This programme offers teaching and contact hours in the evenings and on Saturdays only.

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance
M.Sc. Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy

This Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy programme at Loughborough University London provides an umbilical link between theory and practice, providing training in the concepts and applications of research appropriate for the study of diplomacy. This programme offers teaching and contact hours in the evenings and on Saturdays only.

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance
M.A. International Relations

The school has particular strengths in international security, conflict and war, the political economy of North-South relations, international political theory, Middle East politics, and the transition from the Cold War to the contemporary post-Cold War world. 

Masters Programmes
M.A. International Relations

This course focuses on international relations today and on providing an understanding of global dynamics. It offers a broad range of modules including a work placement opportunity, and subject areas encompass international relations theory, international politics and international public law.

Department of Law, Governance and International Relations
M.A. International Law and International Relations

Combining teaching from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this degree develops skills, ability and knowledge in the field of International Relations. Students without prior study of politics, law or international relations are encouraged, but are expected to work hard to make up the gap to master advanced level study of these subjects.

Politics and International Relations
M.Sc. Public Affairs and Lobbying

The programme offers a unique combination of advanced academic knowledge and practical experience, and will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop a career in Public Affairs.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Peace & Development

Make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world, addressing the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice. Our course is an opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development, both locally and internationally.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. Research Methods (International Relations)

This Research Methods (International Relations) degree at Durham University is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies.

School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA)
M.A. Economics and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Economics and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.A. International Security

This MA International Security course from University of East Anglia will help you to develop a range of valuable transferable skills, particularly if you are seeking a professional career in international security, whether as a policy analyst, journalist or researcher. The degree will also appeal if you are intending to pursue postgraduate research in international security and international relations.

School of Political, Social and International Studies
M.Sc. International Political Theory

This programme aims to equip students with the intellectual skills to analyse contemporary international affairs from a philosophically informed perspective, with a particular focus on their ethical dimensions.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. International Relations

On International Relations course from De Montfort University 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.

Business and Law
M.Sc. Russia in Global Systems

The Russia in Global Systems MSc focuses on the challenges involved in Russia’s global engagement and integration. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the interlocking reform challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, comprehensive knowledge of Russian current events and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to policy and academic analysis, with an emphasis on Russian foreign policy and global policy towards Russia.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.Sc. International Relations

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Global Governance and Diplomacy

The aim of this one-year degree is to provide high quality graduate training in debates about the institutions and processes of diplomacy, multilateralism, regional integration and global governance.

Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations

The International Relations MA degree at Coventry University investigates themes as varied as the evolution of the discipline, globalisation, international law, diplomacy, war and peace.

Humanities
M.Phil. Politics (European Politics and Society)

The MPhil in Politics (European Politics and Society) is an advanced two-year graduate degree which provides training in research techniques and methodology and enables you to acquire substantive knowledge in this sub-area of the discipline. It is also suitable if you later wish to embark upon doctoral research.

M.A. Geography and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Sc. International & European Politics

Developed in response to the enormous political challenges facing our changing societies, this programme offers an advanced understanding of the contemporary world, drawing on insights from International Relations as well as European Studies, Comparative Politics and Regional Studies.

School of Social and Political Science
M.A. Middle Eastern Studies

The Middle Eastern Studies programme from King's College London offers interdisciplinary teaching in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history, international relations, security, culture, languages and politics.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Study Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at City, University of London to acquire a unique understanding of how the world of global governance works, and develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in it.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. International Politics and Economics

This course focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations, and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations (Terrorism and Political Violence) /PGDip

This cutting-edge MA programme explores the sources and consequences of political violence and terrorism, as well as the crucial ethical questions involved. It should appeal to students interested in careers in foreign services, security, some non-governmental or intergovernmental organisations, and many areas of the private sector.

Department of Political Science and International Studies
M.Sc. International Security

This International Security programme from University of Bristol provides students with a theoretical and empirical understanding of the new international security environment of the post-Cold War era, including the origins of conflicts and peace, the emergence of new security threats and the multiplicity of actors involved in conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacemaking today.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Classical Studies and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classical Studies and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Conflict, Security and Development

The MA Conflict, Security & Development explores the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Applied Global Practice (Management)

Applied Global Practice (Management) at The University of Winchester uses key skills within international management, international relations and global studies to identify solutions to key global issues. Students explore global issues and management skills common in international business, international organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, charities, and public and voluntary bodies.

M.Res. Global Security

The traditional military threats which defined global security matters for the best part of the 20th century have been quickly replaced by new and re-emerging security challenges. The Global Security programme is offered at the University of Glasgow.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Sc. Political Research

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science. The course explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems. It equips you with key transferable skills in: research design a range of research methods and their application the management of different types of data

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Gender and International Relations

Gender and International Relations programme from University of Bristol examines and deploys perspectives from feminism, gender studies, cultural studies, and sexuality studies, in conjunction with inter-disciplinary research in international political economy, civil-military relations, international development and the study of men and masculinities.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.A. International Relations (East Asia)

This International Relations (East Asia) programme at Durham University provides you with the systematic knowledge and intellectual tools to critically review developments in the theory and practice of international relations.

School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA)
M.A. International Relations - PGDip, PGCert

The taught postgraduate masters programme in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University provides specialised training in the key theories and concepts of advanced international studies and international relations, including the application of these to real world issues. The MA and PGDip awards also provide training in social scientific methods.

Department of Social Sciences
L.L.M. International Criminal Law

International criminal law is a dynamic, controversial and fast-moving field that increasingly touches on, and affects matters of, key international significance. Our LLM combines a study of the legal doctrine underpinning the investigation and prosecution of international crimes with a critical analysis of the political context in which such prosecutions are undertaken.

M.A. Global Development (Education)

MA Global Development and Education combines the core element of the MA Global Development, with a specialism in Education in Development as well as options that include international educational management and leadership.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. International Relations

This International Relations programme from University of Bristol presents a broad assessment of contemporary international relations. It integrates theoretical approaches with the study of many cases and issues. It also explores the ways in which the line between the domestic and international is blurred by trade, financial, environmental, strategic, ideological, cultural and ethical issues.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.Litt. Peace and Conflict Studies

The MLitt in Peace and Conflict Studies explores the foundations of peace and conflict theory, as well as the broader challenges that arise in areas of peace building, peace processes, reconciliation and post-conflict reconstruction.

School of International Relations
M.Sc. International Relations, Law and Security

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Law & Security introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. It offers a genuinely interdisciplinary experience, which sets it apart from other MSc courses on international security and LLM courses on domestic and international security law.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Global Development (Africa)

MA Global Development and Africa provides you with up-to-date knowledge and an in-depth understanding of key contemporary debates about Africa's politics, culture, society and sustainable development.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Global Political Economy

This advanced specialist degree provides a cutting-edge perspective of economic and financial dynamics, state strategies, and questions of global order and change. The MA in Global Political Economy course is offered by City, University of London.

School of Arts and Social Sciences