International Relations (East Asia)
This course provides you with the systematic knowledge and intellectual tools to critically review developments in the theory and practice of international relations. It enables you to evaluate in a sophisticated and critical fashion concepts, theories and paradigms within the broad field of international relations, drawing lessons from empirical studies involving both quantitative and qualitative investigations. You will develop your ability to deploy research strategies and methods in an appropriately advanced fashion to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship. Each study route aims to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, including cultural and local political and ideological factors, which shape the contemporary international relations of the area. The course also provides an opportunity for studying international relations and in comparative and historical perspective taking account of regional specific political and economic factors.
MA: UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement. Two satisfactory academic references. In cases of applicants who have significant relevant experience, one work-related reference and one academic reference would be considered appropriate.
Core modules: International Relations Theory OR International Organisation; Dissertation; The Politics of East Asia; Two options (may include the following): Global Governance; Global Political Theory; Debates in European Politics; Designing Political Inquiry; International Politics of the Middle East; History of Political Thought; Contemporary Political Philosophy; A 20 credit language module is allowed to be taken with all the programmes as long as it is agreed with the programme director.
All modules have written exercise for formative assessments. Upon getting feedback on these assignments, you can meet your lecturers to discuss marks before then eventually completing a summative assessment. Typically summative assessments are 3000 word essays but some modules may be assessed by examination. You can also meet your module coordinators during weekly contact hours or by making an appointment. When you are working on your dissertations during the later half of the year, you can meet your assigned supervisors for a minimum of 6 hours. You also have access to the academic advisors whenever there is a need.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||18,300 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,500 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,500 per Year 1 (England)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,500 per Year 1 (EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||8,500 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||DH1 3LG||North East|
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