This course explores the historical development of international relations and the key ideas that have shaped understanding of the modern international system. Learners also receive a clear overview of the actors and institutions that operate in the contemporary international environment, such as the United Nations, the United States and the European Union.
A 2nd Class degree or equivalent in a related area; or relevant non-certified learning; or an appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
Modules include: Applied research project; dissertation; research skills; the theory and practice of international relations; applied research and work placement; conflict theory and resolution; contemporary issues and case studies in security and conflict; cybercrime: context, form, risk, and regulation; environmental politics: movements and ideas; from state to global politics; human rights: architectures, actors, activism; international political economy; nationalism and modernity; political communication, advocacy and campaigning; strategies for achieving human rights; terrorism, political violence and human rights; freedom, censorship and subversion; from mass media to new media: theories, approaches, applications; influencing crime and justice policy; media and cinema in a global context; critical perspectives on politics; genocide and crimes against humanity; globalisation in an age of US hegemony; starry eyed and laughing: music, film and politics.
Assessment is through: seminar presentation; essay or equivalent study; dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 2,650 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Penrhyn Road Campus||Kingston upon Thames||KT1 2EE||South East|
0844 855 2177