The MA International Relations focuses specifically on the pragmatic, real-world application of international relations theory to policy and strategy, and the examination of practical problems. The course examines the theory and definition of the state and relations between states, but also the roles of other institutions and organisations, including multinational companies and transnational crime organisations. You will study theoretical foundations in the discipline, but also explore more pragmatic concerns, with a strong vocational emphasis on how theory affects and is affected by events on the ground.
Associated careersDiplomacy and diplomatic services, strategy and strategic planning, public services, foreign office, UN and other bodies, local government, NGO's, charities, education, journalism and press agencies.
Semester 1 compulsory module
- International Relations Theory in Context
Semester 2 compulsory modules
- International Institutions and Policy (30 credits)
- Major Project