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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300 International Relations Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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
Preparation Course 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. Security, Peace-building and Diplomacy

This Security, Peace-building and Diplomacy programme at Loughborough University London explores the link between national and global security and the role of peace-building in developing multi-layered communities and nations. This programme offers teaching and contact hours in the evenings and on Saturdays only.

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance
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. International Relations

The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. You will take an interdisciplinary approach to your studies, integrating historical examples and theories from areas such as international relations, international political economy, sociology, psychology and history. This International Relations programme is offered by Regent's University London.

Master's programmes
MRes Diplomacy and International Relations

Students undertaking Masters by Research, Diplomacy and International Relations at the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance from Loughborough University London will gain specialist knowledge and relevant skills for research on various aspects of the practice of diplomacy and international governance.

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance
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)
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.Sc. International Relations

The course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping global politics and state and inter-state relations. It will also give you an appreciation of the context of international relations in terms of global inequalities, power and environmental risks. This International Relations programme is offered by the University of East London.

M.Sc. Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding MSc at Durham University will provide students with advanced knowledge of the complex and specialised areas of conflict prevention, conflict resolution, conflict transformation, conflict analysis, state stabilisation, peace processes, humanitarian intervention and peace building within the context of contemporary conflict and international humanitarian intervention.

School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA)
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. Participation, Power and Social Change (2016 Entry)

IDS’s work around the theme of participation, power and social change is part of a global research collaboration that explores how people participate in society in pursuit of social justice. We work with people to identify and implement alternative approaches to social change that respond to local situations and bridge operational practice with research and policy change.

MRes International Relations

Our MRes International Relations is a two-year course, designed to give you additional training in research design and research methods compared to an MSc or MA. You study modules on international relations and research methods across your two years, while developing a 35,000-word dissertation.

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

The overall educational aim of this course is to enable you gain a critical understanding of the interaction between the commercial environment and the legal and regulatory frameworks in which international corporations operate and how disputes are resolved. The course is placed in the context of advanced intellectual engagement with issues in law and legal theory and as such supports the critical application of legal theory to international commercial transactions.

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
Master Sociology & Politics

Sociology is the study of society, or the ways in which people produce and reproduce enduring relationships, institutions, cultures and systems, and of how these in turn influence both individual lives and public issues. It examines all aspects of society from intimate and personal life through to the economy, the state, science, technology and the environment. It ranges from historical and comparative studies of the evolution of entire civilizations to investigating the social basis of individual behaviour and belief. It investigates the elaborate basis of human cooperation as well as the many sources of conflict that arise within it.

College of Humanities & Social Science
Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway: Intercultural Communications

Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) is an Associate College of Anglia Ruskin University providing an excellent opportunity to enter UK higher education. CRIC is designed to deliver educational pathways and support services in an environment that encourages students to achieve excellence in their studies.

Cambridge Ruskin International College
M.A. Politics & Economic & Social History

Students of politics explore the origins and present-day contexts of conflicts over power and resources; the morality of political action, the limits of freedom and justice, and the processes of governance at various levels. Politics joint honours programmes are available with many subjects such as languages, history, economics, economic and social history and philosophy. Politics 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. 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. 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

Our MSc focuses on the challenges involved in Russia’s global engagement & integration. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the interlocking reform challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, a fluency in 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 vis-a-vis Russia.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
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. 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.A. Conflict, Security & Development

Conflict, Security and 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. International Conflict Analysis

The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. The International Conflict Analysis programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Politics and International Relations
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.Sc. Government, Policy and Politics

This Master's degree in politics examines the day-to-day practice and reality of government by analysing post-War politics and public policy in the United Kingdom and around the world. You will develop your ability to analyse political debates and issues in a critical manner and you will be taught by academics with expertise in researching, writing about and participating in politics.

Postgraduate courses
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
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
Preparation Course Social Sciences (International Foundation Programme)

Social Sciences course is specifically designed to provide you with choice and flexibility. The core modules of Politics and International Relations, Sociology, and Academic Skills are provided to give you the essential foundations in analytical and problem solving skills. These modules are supported by optional modules in History and Criminology where you can study diverse areas such as the consequences of crime, behavioural economics and conformity.

International Foundation Programmes (IFPs)
M.A. Governance and International Politics

A Double Masters offering an unparalleled understanding of issues in governance and international politics, that is enhanced and enriched by the mix of both British and German perspectives.

Languages & Social Sciences
M.A. International Studies

This course gives you a grounding in the approaches to understanding contemporary international society. It provides the expertise for a range of careers where you need an advanced understanding of contemporary international society. It covers international dynamics through a range of theoretical, empirical and area-based approaches relevant in the workplace.

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
M.Sc. International Relations

University of Aberdeen, International Relations programme is offered full-time over one calendar year (September to September) and part time over two calendar years. The schedule of work for part-time students is agreed in consultation with the programme director.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway: International Management

Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) is an Associate College of Anglia Ruskin University providing an excellent opportunity to enter UK higher education. CRIC is designed to deliver educational pathways and support services in an environment that encourages students to achieve excellence in their studies.

Cambridge Ruskin International College
M.A. International Relations

We live in an increasingly turbulent world, wracked by conflict, instability and insecurity. The roots of these problems are highly complex; the challenges involved in delivering greater peace and prosperity cannot be under-estimated. This course is designed for those who recognise the importance of acquiring advanced intellectual skills to be able to understand and analyse current trends in global politics. It studies a broad sweep of issues in international relations, including the rise of fundamentalist terrorism, the resurgence of Russia, the spread of globalisation and the emergence of new regional powers on the world stage. We are the only university in the UK that offers an internship with the BBC Afrique World Service in Senegal. This opportunity is available to students with French language skills on MA International Relations or MA European Politics.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. International Politics and Europe

Our International Politics and Europe (IPEU) programme analyses European politics explicitly in the context of International Relations and International Political Economy. Our MA and Diploma in IPEU are leading programmes and the Department is an international centre for research on International Relations and European politics, with staff at the cutting edge of research in these areas. The programme is very useful to students keen to understand past and present international relations of Europe, and the European Union (EU) amidst times of crisis and in constantly changing world.

M.A. Global Governance

This MA engages you with existing theoretical and policy debates about the history, evolution and effectiveness of global governance systems in responding to a range of the world’s most pressing problems – from global financial and environmental crises to health epidemics and war.

M.A. Art History 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) Art History and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.Sc. International Conflict

This unique course covers the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It draws on subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history. The course will enable you to examine and analyse the issues and dynamics that shape and influence conflict in the modern world, as well as explore the tools to manage and resolve it.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Global Cooperation and Security

This exciting Global Cooperation and Security degree from University of Birmingham is offered exclusively through the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS), comprised of a number of leading scholars in the field of security who regularly produce cutting edge, internationally renowned research. The degree is principally taught through three core modules involving an important mix of academic and practitioner input to immerse students in the politics of cooperation and conflict transformation.

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Postgrad.Dip. International Relations

Open up a world of opportunities by exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. From climate change and conflict to trade negotiations and social inequality, you will gain an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations

The course provides an innovative grounding in the central theoretical and practical aspects of International Relations, as well as an opportunity for specialist study in a range of subject areas

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies

This interdisciplinary MA explores the processes through which actors have attempted to define and build peace in areas affected by war and violence, particularly since the end of the Cold War. Drawing on expertise from the fields of history, politics, anthropology and the arts, this newly revamped course will offer students the opportunity to engage with conflict management, conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peacebuilding and statebuilding theories and practices.

M.Sc. European Politics and Policy

This Master's degree 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. These are placed within an international context and considered alongside pressing issues associated with international relations, international law and globalisation.

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Globalization

Globalization is widely regarded as one of most important societal changes of our times, one that affects people living all around the world. Since the late 1980s, globalization has become an important research field in the social sciences, as well as a major concern of policy-makers and citizens alike. This often places social scientists into meaningful dialogues about the benefits and drawbacks of globalization with government officials, corporate executives, leaders from civil society, and the general public.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations

The International Relations course at University of Bath offers a distinctive focus on international relations issues, with academic expertise in both international security and European homeland security. You will gain an insight into the interplay of international power, order and institutions.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
M.A. Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. The programme engages with the work of leading peace and conflict studies scholars at both conceptual and empirical levels and draws on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts.

Politics and International Relations
M.A. Diplomacy

The MA Diplomacy, University of Nottingham is a dynamic, interdisciplinary programme that will introduce you to the advanced study of diplomacy. Offered jointly by the schools of Politics and International Relations, History, and Law, it will expose you to the latest research in areas such as the law of armed conflict, crisis management, and contemporary international history.

School of Politics and International Relations
M.Sc. International Relations - PG Dip

The International Relations - PG Dip, M.Sc. programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. The MSc in International Relations, the largest Masters stream offered by the Department of Politics and International Relations, allows you the opportunity to engage critically with broad issues in various regions around the globe.

Department of Politics & International Relations
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.A. Diplomacy and International Relations

This programme introduces students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.

M.Sc. Security Sector Management (PgDip/ PgCert)

The MSc in Security Sector Management (PgDip/ PgCert) programme from Cranfield University covers a selection of Electronic Warfare (EW) topics relevant to military systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military radar, electro-optics and infrared sensor systems.

Defence and Security