You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities; equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome.
Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.
This course offers you an innovative, disciplined and intellectually challenging framework for studying issues and perspectives within international relations. You will consider various aspects of international order and politics, including the dynamics of international social and political power relationships and conflicts, and state building. These topics are studied comparatively in relation to governmental, political and social processes, and in the contexts of various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts.
Dissertation and Research Methods
International Relations: Beyond International Relations?
International Relations: Theoretical Perspectives
Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention Terrorism and Self Defence
Controversies in United States Foreign Policies and Processes
Democracy and Islam
Democratic Politics: Key Debates and Issues
Development Theories, Policies and Practices
European Immigration Policy in International Perspectives
Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order
Globalisation, Democratisation and Post-Authoritarian Transition
Governance of the European Union
International State Building: Exporting Democracy?
Islam and Politics in the Middle East
Policy, Governance and Democracy: International Perspectives
Politics, Public Life and the Media
Postcolonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts
The European Union as an International Actor
The State, Politics and Violence
Theories of International Security
This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. Many have also gone on to study for Doctorates within the Department and at other universities around the world.
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