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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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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281 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
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. 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
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
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. 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.

Department of Government
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 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
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.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. 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 (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.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.A. International Relations (Security) / PGDip

This programme will appeal to a wide range of students who have an interest in security issues and practices, including civilian and military officials who want to deepen their understanding and upgrade their qualifications. You will develop an understanding of the core concepts that inform the study and practice of security.

Department of Political Science and International Studies
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 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. International Relations (Gender) / PGDip

In seeking to 'gender' global politics, this programme explores the discipline of International Relations through the idea that gender matters to the structures, practices and theories of IR. An awareness of specific issues relating to broader issues of sex and death in global politics is sought and encouraged through committed and extended analysis of key texts and political practices.

Department of Political Science and International Studies
M.Sc. Economics and International Relations

Part of our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics, this Economics and International Relations Master's programme from University of East Anglia provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective.

School of Economics
M.Sc. International Relations

The International Relations programme is composed of three pathways. The International Relations pathway provides a deep understanding of key issues in the contemporary international system. The second pathway, Terrorism and Security, focuses on the key domestic and international security threats facing states in the 21st century.

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
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 Relations

The course gives you the opportunity to analyse topics and concerns central to the functioning of the international system. Our emphasis on international studies invites an interdisciplinary approach and reflects the broadening nature of the subject beyond the confines of inter-state relationships.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
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.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 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.Sc. International Relations (MScEcon)

The MSc Econ International Relations provides a structure for the advanced study of an exciting disciplinary field. The programme bridges the sub-fields of international security, international relations theory, international law, foreign policy analysis, political philosophy and political science. 

Cardiff School of Modern Languages
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.A. International Relations

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.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Theory and History of International Relations

This is a joint degree with the International Relations Department which allows students to sample courses in both departments. Those taking the programme therefore gain a feel for both international relations theory, taught by leading experts in the field, and recent international history. This gives students a chance to understand and appreciate both the theoretical and the empirical approach to the study of international relations.

Department of International History
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. International Relations with International Law

Despite their close relationship, International Law and International Relations have traditionally been taught as discrete subjects. This programme is based on a recognition of the need to allow each discipline to be informed by the other. The programme covers the general methods, scope and theories of International Relations and International Law. This International Relations with International Law programme is offered at the University of Kent.

School of Politics and International Relations
M.Sc. International Relations

This course aims to provide an understanding of the forces of global politics and to develop the skills needed to actively engage in the academic and professional discussions that are shaping the contemporary international agenda. With a particular focus on human rights and international conflict, it strikes a careful balance between the theoretical and practical elements of the study of international relations.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. International Relations

The MSc International Relations (Research) is designed as a preparation for research work and includes methodology courses. The MSc International Relations is an advanced, academic study of the subject. It is suitable if you plan to progress to a career that might have an international focus. Those intending to apply for ESRC funding should note that only the Research programme is eligible. It will not normally be possible to transfer from one programme to the other on arrival.

Department of International Relations
M.A. International Relations (International Double Award)

This version of the International Relations programme offers the opportunity to study at the prestigious Higher School of Economics in Moscow and obtain two Master's degrees. You spend the first year at Kent and the second year in Moscow. Courses in Moscow are taught in English with the option to take Russian language courses (at an additional cost). This International Relations (International Double Award) programme is offered at the University of Kent.

School of Politics and International Relations
M.A. 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

Discover how international relations theory affects real-world events, and develop crucial skills like decision making and debating. With prestigious guest lecturers and visits to key organisations, you’ll gain all the experience you need for a role in global politics.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations

It is ever more important to understand how the world works. Few problems today can be easily confined to the domestic arena. A better knowledge of the world and international relations can help explain why problems – from terrorism to financial crises – occur and how best to resolve them. University of East Anglia offers the MA in International Relations degree course.

School of Political, Social and International Studies
M.A. International Relations

This MA examines a wide range of issues of contemporary relevance in global politics. More than any other, the contemporary era has thrust many of the core and emerging issues of international relations directly into our everyday lives, requiring us to reflect on them systematically.

M.Sc. International Relations

Our most popular course, MSc International Relations, 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

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.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 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.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 and Global Communications

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens.The International Relations and Global Communications programme is delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University.

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
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.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 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.Phil. International Relations

The MPhil in International Relations is a two-year (21-month) course which offers intellectually rigorous training in the recent history of world politics, and in the theoretical or conceptual study of international relations, as well as the appropriate research methods.

M.A. International Relations

The MA International Relations, University of Nottingham is an internationally recognised degree programme that will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis.

School of Politics and International Relations
M.Phil. PhD International Relations

The active International Relations research base in the School ensures that staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues. Students identify an original area of academically relevant research and agree an approved programme of research with their tutor. This is supported by a programme of research training.

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 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.A. International Relations and Global Governance

This cutting-edge Masters programme, delivered over one full academic year, broadens students' global perspectives on issues of governance and contemporary international relations. Students can choose from a wide range of elective modules, such as International Ethics, International Security, Asia-Europe Relations: Between Interregionalism and Bilateralism, and Globalisation, Regionalism and Global Governance. Graduates of this programme forge careers working for international organisations, governments and global political institutions.

Languages & Social Sciences
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 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.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.

M.A. International Relations

International Relations (IR) is a fast growing academic discipline, reflecting the speed and complexity with which the 21st century world is changing. It is no longer a question of thinking at local, national or regional level – instead we need a properly international approach to understand the contemporary world.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Master International Relations (Extended)

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

The taught Masters (MA) in International Relations at the University of Warwick is one of the foremost programmes in Britain and Europe for the study of International Relations (IR). It will enable you to tackle the big issues facing global decision-makers: from war to poverty; from security to the complexities of environmental degradation; from inequality to the study of global elites. Traditionally, the discipline of international relations has been concerned with issues of war and peace, focused on explaining and understanding the behaviour of states in their relationships with each other in the international states-system. More recently, however, IR has broadened and deepened as a discipline and is now much more than the study of war, peace, and state.

M.Sc. International Relations

The International Relations programme at the University of Glasgow is designed for those interested in the crucial challenges facing our world today, from terrorism to globalisation, and from conflict to migration . In particular, it will provoke you to think about international challenges and the nature of interactions in the system.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.A. International Relations

In our ever-shrinking world, the need for different nations and peoples to co-exist presents both challenges and opportunities. By understanding these, you give yourself a greater chance of thriving in the international arena. For future-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy or business, an MA International Relations from Middlesex University is an important stepping-stone.

Law
M.A. 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

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.Sc. International Relations of the Middle East

This programme offers an advanced theoretical and empirical understanding of the international relations of the Middle East, exploring and applying several theoretical models: realism, constructivism, historical sociology and structuralism.

School of Social and Political Science
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