International Relations, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
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.

About

Students on this International Relations course will benefit from:

- Research-led teaching: courses on the International Relations MA are designed and taught by international renowned researchers in International Relations, Contemporary History, and Law.

- The department hosts an active guest lecture series featuring leading scholars and thinkers in the area of International Relations, Politics, and History.

- Students takings the Brunel MA in International Relations will have the opportunity to become members of the leading British think-tank, Chatham House.

Aims

- The Brunel MA in International Relations will develop your knowledge of this evolving discipline and will provide you with the opportunity to study topics across its key sub-fields.

Graduates of the MA International Relations at Brunel will be able to pursue careers in a wide range of organisations including government, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, business, research institutes and security.

A number of masters’ students have also elected to pursue further study at doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

- Evolution of International Relations

- Dissertation

- International Security

- International Political Economy

- China and Contemporary Geopolitics

- The United States in World Affairs, 1945-2001

- Middle East Security

- Democracy and Intervention

- Imperialism and Culture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a social science or related subject. Applicants with a 2:2 in a non-related subject in which essays are not a core mode of assessment (e.g. maths, natural sciences) will be considered on an individual basis. 

Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a non related discipline who have some relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time fees per year

UK/EU students: £3,850 

International students: £8,100 

Living costs for London

  • 1000 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Our graduates who register for a postgraduate course or research programme on a self-funding basis will be eligible for a 15% discount on their tuition fees. They may also be able to claim additional scholarships towards postgraduate study: for more information visit our scholarships, studentships and bursaries page.

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