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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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299 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.Sc. International Marketing

Combining cutting-edge academic theory with decades of practical experience in the field, our MSc International Marketing at Glasgow Caledonian University gives you the tools and confidence you need to meet the demands of an increasingly global business environment. 

Department of Business Management
M.A. Global Development and Education

This Global Development and Education programme at the University of Leeds examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies – with a focus on education in development.

School of Politics and International Studies
M.A. Cultural Diplomacy and International Events

The Cultural Diplomacy and International Events programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. You will graduate with an appreciation of useful strategies, policies and practices for advancing cultural diplomacy, and be able to apply these to a range of different circumstances. 

School of Media Culture and Society
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. European Politics and Policy

This Master's degree in European Politics and Policy offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics provides 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.A. International Studies and Diplomacy (PGDip)

The International Studies and Diplomacy (PGDip) programme at SOAS University of London 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.Sc. International Events Management

The MSc International Events Management at Oxford Brookes University  welcomes students from a range of academic subject areas as well as those with some events management experience who wish to broaden their expertise. 

Oxford Brookes Business School
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 offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Cultural Diplomacy and International Sport

The Cultural Diplomacy and International Sport programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Delivered in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, the MA in Cultural Diplomacy & International Sport blends expertise in sport with that of cultural diplomacy.

School of Media Culture and Society
M.A. Cultural Diplomacy and International Music

The Cultural Diplomacy and International Music programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Delivered in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, the MA in Cultural Diplomacy & International Music educates professionals who intend to become involved in international diplomatic relations which function using the “soft power” of music.

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.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.

Master Master in Advanced European and International Studies - Trilingual studies

The trilingual Master in European & International Studies (English/French/German) aims to educate the next generation of European & international decision-makers and offers a unique education at the crossroads of theory & practice. It is international, interdisciplinary & itinerant: Participants rotate each trimester moving their place of studies from Nice to Canterbury to Berlin.

IE·EI - Institut Européen·European Institute
M.A. International Relations

The University of Exeter's 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. 

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
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 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.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.A. International Politics

Get behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global affairs, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this world-class MA.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
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.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. 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 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.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
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. Middle Eastern Studies

Our MA in Middle Eastern Studies provides expert research-led teaching in the politics, anthropology and sociology of the modern Middle East and North Africa. We offer a broad choice of modules that allow you to pursue your own interests and deepen your understanding and knowledge of one of the most contested and important regions in the world today.

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 and Development

The MA Conflict, Security and Development at King's College London 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.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. Global Intercultural Communication (Part Time)

Globalisation has led to the ever-greater centrality of knowledge and information. The increased contact between different linguistic communities, through migration, tourism, education, and information and media flows, has not, however, resolved the problem of linguistic and cultural barriers. 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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. International Relations

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

The MSc in International Relations offers you the opportunity to study international order/disorder in relation to the interaction among states; transnational institutions; non-governmental organisations; multinational corporations; popular culture and everyday life.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
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.Res. Diplomacy and International Governance

Students undertaking Masters by Research at the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance will gain specialist knowledge and relevant skills for research on various aspects of the practice of diplomacy and the conduct of international relations.

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. Corruption and Governance

Develop your understanding of what corruption is, where and why it proliferates, and what can be done to counteract it. Our interdisciplinary MA looks at issues of corruption and governance. You’ll address challenging issues of how different disciplines define corruption and how this can lead to different anti-corruption approaches.

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.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. 

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Postgraduate Diploma 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

International Relations provides a way of studying some of the most important and urgent questions in contemporary world politics;  and ways of understanding global structures and processes in an increasingly interconnected world.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Phil. International Relations

The Department of Political and Cultural Studies (PCS) boasts a dynamic research environment with a committed staff all of whom are research-active. Academic members of staff have a very considerable range of research interests on which we offer supervision for research degrees.

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.

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