University of Birmingham

Master in International Relations (with specialist pathways) - Máster en Relaciones Internacionales (con especialidades)

University of Birmingham
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    £6,570 FT (Home/EU students)
    £3,285 PT (Home/EU students)
    £14,850 FT (Overseas students)
    Postgraduate diploma:
    £4,380 FT (Home/EU students)
    £2,190 PT (Home/EU students)
    £9,990 FT (Overseas students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    International Relations (with specialist pathways) MA/PGDip


This degree offers a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to the study of international relations, with opportunities to specialise in one of several fields including international economic relations, security studies, European studies or Pacific Asian studies.

International Relations can be studied as a general masters programme, or you can choose a specialist pathway.

It gives you the freedom to choose from a full range of options and to design your own course of study. It offers a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs, with opportunities to specialise, if required, in one of several fields including:

Contemporary Asia Pacific Studies
International Peacekeeping
International Political Economy
Research Methods
Terrorism and Political Violence


This programme is for those students who wish to gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of international relations, but who do not wish to restrict themselves in advance to a particular area. It gives you the freedom to choose from a full range of options and to design your own course of study.


This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules. This degree comprises the following modules:

Core modules:

40 credits - International Relations Theory
60 credits - Dissertation - 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to Diploma Students)
You’ll take at least 40 credits from the optional modules A list. These are modules that we believe best fit this degree. We recommend that you also take some or all of your remaining credits from this list.

Options A (at least 40 credits)

40 credits - Diplomatic History of the Twentieth Century
40 credits - Globalisation and Governance
We also offer you the opportunity to choose from our much longer list of Optional Modules B.

Options B (40 credits)

40 credits - Asia Pacific Security
20 credits - Civil War, Conflict Management and Peacekeeping
20 credits - Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
40 credits - Diplomacy and Statecraft
40 credits - Diplomatic History of the Twentieth Century
20 credits - Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
20 credits - Gender and Global Governance
20 credits - The Geopolitical Economy of Energy
40 credits - Globalisation and Governance
20 credits - Global Environmental Governance
20 credits - Global Ethics 1
20 credits - Global Ethics 2
20 credits - History and Politics of South Africa (CWAS)
40 credits - International Political Economy
20 credits - The Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
20 credits - Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and International Order
20 credits - Power in Global Politics
20 credits - Rising Powers and Global Order
40 credits - Security Studies
20 credits - Sex, Death, Gender and (In) Security
20 credits - Social Theory and Critique: Contested Knowledge
20 credits - Social Theory: From Marxism To Post Marxism
20 credits - Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits - Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
20 credits - The Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence
40 credits - US Foreign and Defence Policy
20 credits - Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (IASS)
20 credits - Globalisation, International Migration and Citizenship (IASS)
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.

Salidas profesionales

Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.

The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.

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