Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

International Relations

This course gives an understanding of how international relations theory is applied to real-world policy and strategy, and the practical problems involved in this. Students examine the theory and definition of the state and relations between different states, and the roles of other institutions and organisations, like multinational companies and transnational crime organisations.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent. If English is not the 1st language applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Semester 1 core module: international relations theory in context. Semester 1 optional modules: policing transnational crime; war, peacekeeping and military intervention; postgraduate research methods; independent learning modules. Semester 2 core modules; international institutions and policy; major project. Semester 2 optional modules: Conflict and communication; terror as crime.

Assessment methods

Assessments are based on briefs; written reports; poster presentations; group projects; dissertation; essays; case studies; research proposal; short analyses of global events; short review papers; practical data gathering exercises; short abstracts of core course readings.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

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01245 493 131