Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

International Relations (Research Training pathway)

This course is suitable for students who want to develop an advanced understanding of international relations or who wish to convert from related disciplines. It has 2 pathways: specialist or research training. The specialist pathway offers the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of the discipline. The research training pathway is likely to suit students who have already studied extensively in that particular subject area and who are planning to undertake a PhD following the completion of their Master's course.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5% or above. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the university that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of examinations, project work, short reports, essays and dissertation. It may, depending on the modules chosen, include seminar presentations, review essays and literature searches.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of International Politics
Telephone number: 
01970 622625