Kingston University

Kingston University

International Relations

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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 methods

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 details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

Key information

Applicant Services
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0844 855 2177