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MA in International Relations

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This course encourages you to reframe and critically assess key theories and core issues in international relations. It gives you a gateway into PhD research and careers in policy, the civil service and the international NGO sector. A core module on Theories and Issues in International Relations equips you with the skills to frame contemporary issues in international politics through multiple lenses of understanding.

Focused on pivotal texts in the discipline, it introduces you to the big issues facing global decision-makers: from war and poverty to the complexities of environmental degradation; and from security and the study of global elites to issues of inequality. You will have multiple opportunities for academic collaboration through group presentations.

You can also choose a number of optional modules from within the Department. These issues are fundamentally important to businesses, governments and voluntary organisations across the world. The course enables you to develop your own insights and critical skills, so that you can effectively contribute towards solutions to these complex challenges when you graduate.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance.

Please note that Diploma entry is not available on the Double Degrees.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Application
Applications should be made online at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process. For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Other departments will have earlier deadlines so please check before applying.

(2015/16 fees)

Home/EU
Full-time: £10,840
Part-time: £5,420 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Overseas
Full-time: £17,740
Part-time: £4,435 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Funding

A number of departmental funding opportunities are available. Please contact the Departmental Postgraduate Office for more information (paispg@warwick.ac.uk). Details of other funding opportunities, including ESRC funding, are available on the Graduate School website