Study International Relations in United Kingdom

Study International Relations in United Kingdom

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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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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289 International Relations Master's degrees in United Kingdom

Pre-Master International Relations and International Development

The International Relations and International Development Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex aims to fully prepare you for studying a postgraduate degree, so that you can go on to achieve success at university, in your professional career and in the world.

University of Sussex International Study Centre
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. The emphasis is on explaining and understanding international events, rather than simply the intellectual history of international relations as a field.

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. Defence, Development, and Diplomacy

This inter-disciplinary and custom designed Defence, Development, and Diplomacy MSc at Durham University offers the unique opportunity to look at conflict, conflict intervention and post-conflict reconstruction through the lenses of defence, development and diplomacy.

School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA)
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. Ranked top 10 in the world for political science and international relations according to the Centre for World University Rankings (2017)

Department of Government
M.Sc. Project Management (International)

The Project Management (International) programme at the University of the West of Scotland offers practical experience and will bring a global perspective to your studies. After successfully completing the Postgraduate Certificate stage of the Project Management programme or having entered with an equivalent qualification, you can study for a dual award with UWS and the University of Angers, France.

School of Science and Sport
M.Sc. Global Politics

The MSc Global Politics at Durham University aims to provide students with knowledge of the political, economic, cultural and moral debates about how and to what extent the effects of globalization can be governed.

School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA)
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.

M.A. Politics and International Relations (Political Theory)

This Politics and International Relations (Political Theory) programme at Durham University provides students with systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of levels and in different contexts.

School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA)
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. International Educational Leadership and Policy

This International Educational Leadership and Policy specialist programme at the University of Leeds is suitable for educators such as teachers, school leaders, lecturers, inspectors, administrators and officials who want to gain an insight into educational policy issues of current global significance and their implications for the effective leadership of educational institutions.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.A. International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. 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.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.A. Diplomacy, Law & Global Change

This Diplomacy, Law & Global Change course at Coventry University focuses on the emerging global order of the twenty-first century. You will study two core areas: Diplomacy and the International System and International Law in the Contemporary World Arena.

Faculty of Business and Law
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 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
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

Our MA in International Relations by distance learning is offered on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) basis. Students must undertake four taught modules as well as a 12,000 word dissertation.

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.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. 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 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.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. 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.A. Transnational Studies

At a time when national frameworks are increasingly being called into question by globalisation, this programme analyses the historical, social, cultural and linguistic effects of the traffic across national boundaries of capital, people and ideas, focusing primarily on Spanish-, French-, German- and Portuguese-speaking areas (the Americas and Europe). University of Southampton's interdisciplinary approach combines specialist teaching from across the humanities and social sciences.

M.A. International Relations MA

This MA gives you the opportunity to explore the character of the contemporary world in an interdisciplinary manner, drawing upon a strong theoretical basis as well as an empirical grounding.

Department of Politics and International Relations
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. 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
LL.M. Law, Democracy and Human Welfare: Global Perspectives

Human need and suffering is increasingly the catalyst for local and transnational protest movements. The Law, Democracy and Human Welfare: Global Perspectives programme brings Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics's avowedly critical approach to questions concerning the 'commons', as well as to the political and juridical questions concerning natural resources, water and food.

Postgraduate courses
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. International Security and Development

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

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
MRes 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. 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
LL.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. International Relations

Students of IR explore the origins and present-day contexts of international conflicts over power and resources and the processes driving states and organisations in the international system. Our programmes focus on a variety of issues in: international organisations, IR theory, understanding war and conflict and the international politics of Europe, Russia, Africa and the US. IR is part of a vibrant research-led community consisting of c.30 full-time academic staff and over 400 undergraduate students.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. International Economics

Our MSc International Economics gives you this knowledge, plus a critical awareness of the integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to international economics. You are equipped with the skills for a career in international organisations engaged in business and finance, or in government and non-governmental organisations concerned with global development.

Department of Economics
M.A. Global Political Economy

You’ll examine the emergence of the global political economy, what economic crisis means for capitalism, and the distribution of wealth and power. Our unique MA analyses the impacts of these contemporary transformations.

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
M.A. Global Diplomacy

Learn about the key concepts of diplomacy and the institutional development of diplomatic relations. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of negotiations processes through the course's core module, The Art of Negotiation. In addition, you will be able to select modules according to your interests and career goals, including International Security, Diplomatic Systems, and America and the World: US Foreign Policy.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
M.A. Dialogue Studies

The context underpinning this MA is the need to understand and respond to the problems and challenges generated by the UK’s diverse society. 

M.A. Multilevel Governance and International Relations

This new Joint MA programme offers students an exceptional opportunity to pursue a graduate programme that will deliver an excellent understanding of multilevel governance and international relations which is enhanced and enriched by the mix of both British and French perspectives.

Languages & Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations

The MA International Relations equips you with the theoretical and empirical research tools to understand the forces that shape global politics. A postgraduate degree in International Relations is a pathway to a range of careers, from NGOs to International Organisations such as the EU. Our teaching methods are innovative and working with a group of world-leading researchers will ensure your degree is cutting edge and highly sought after.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
M.A. International Relations (MA, PhD)

The School of Politics and International Relations has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. Our vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. This International Relations (MA, PhD) programme is offered at the University of Kent.

School of Politics and International Relations
M.A. International Peace & Security

International Peace and Security consists of a broad-based multidisciplinary curriculum, focusing on law and conflict in international society and contemporary security issues. Ideal for careers in international organisations; government departments; political risk and financial sector; further research/PhD; professional legal studies.

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

The School of Politics and International Relations is one of the most dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high-quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world. This International Relations programme is offered at the University of Kent.

School of Politics and International Relations
M.A. International Relations (Contemporary Asia Pacific) / PGDip

This programme is for students who want an advanced knowledge of the main issues, problems and actors in the diverse region of East Asia today, or who wish to expand their knowledge of a dynamic and rapidly changing key economic region of the world, or to pursue any area of professional life in, or linked to, East Asia. A prior knowledge of the region is not necessary.

Department of Political Science and International Studies
M.A. International Politics and East Asia

This taught MA is one of the leading postgraduate programmes of its kind. You will be focusing on a region that has emerged as a consistent focal point for the study of international relations; the socio-political consequences of economic crises; and the impact of globalisation, among other contemporary global priorities.

M.A. International Relations

This is a broad based programme of study for those wishing to gain a thorough grounding in the theory, structure and working of the modern international system. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Politics and International Relations
M.Sc. International Business

In today's global economy, the ability to think and work across geographic and political boundaries is imperative to not only conduct business in an international context but also to survive in such a competitive, globalised environment.

M.A. International Studies and Diplomacy

The MA/PG Diploma International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in or planning to embark upon a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
M.A. Criminology

This course examines Criminology and criminal justice in their widest sense to include consideration of issues such as human rights, politics, international relations and social policy.

M.A. International Relations

The MA in International Relations explores subjects such as globalisation, ethics and human rights, the international political economy, war, political violence and security. These topics are explored in the context of contending discourses in politics and international relations, philosophy, and social theory.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. International Security MA

This course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the Cold War. International security problems often stem from complex political, economic, religious, environmental, social and cultural causes, and involve a broad range of non-state actors. The study of security in the contemporary international system thus poses a series of challenging intellectual questions and policy dilemmas, which this course will help you address in an informed and creative manner.

Department of Politics and International Relations
M.Sc. International Social Welfare and Social Policy

This course comprises of a one-year, full-time Masters award, managed within our Department of Family and Community Studies in our Faculty of Health & Social Care. It is aimed at all personnel who are involved in welfare or policy who wish to broaden their knowledge in different international contexts, and enable you to form strong global contacts.

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
M.A. By Research International Relations

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

M.A. International Relations

Get to the root of world politics through the events that define our international environment. This degree combines advanced study of the core theoretical questions in international relations with a problem-centred critical engagement with practice and policy.