Aston University

Aston University

Multilevel Governance and International Relations

Aston University, together with the Institute d'Etudes Politiques Rennes, provide this opportunity for study in 2 countries in the area of multilevel governance and international relations. 2 terms of academic study are complemented by a related practical training through a relevant internship. This mix delivers a wide understanding of concerns in contemporary international relations, enhanced by French and British perspectives on global issues. This programme prepares for a wide range of internationally-oriented careers that demand insights into complex global challenges.

Entry requirements

Normally a good UK Honours Degree (minimum of upper 2nd class) in an appropriate subject, or an equivalent qualification; applicants whose 1st language is not English must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6 in each component or an equivalent qualification; applicants must demonstrate competency in French to the required level.

Course modules

Core modules: international relations theory; globalisation, regionalism and global governance.
Optional modules: research methods; leaders and leadership in a European and global context; Europe's regions and their governance; Asia-Europe relations: between inter-regionalism and bilateralism; religion and politics; security and defence in Europe; international political communication; international ethics and literature; transatlantic relations in historical perspective: the US and Europe; international security; comparative and international political economy.

Assessment methods

At Aston, the taught modules are assessed mainly by written examination or extended essay. At Rennes, students complete a dissertation module which is focused on their practical internship.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time with time abroad October 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time with time abroad October 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time with time abroad October 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time with time abroad October 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time with time abroad October 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time with time abroad October 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Languages and Social Sciences Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3762