Lancaster University

Lancaster University

International Relations

The course provides you with an understanding of the major theoretical and epistemological debates in the social sciences, and also gives you an introduction to quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. This research training is coupled with, and customised for, research in international relations. It addresses key concepts, methodological and epistemological issues, and data collection and analysis in international relations. The programme mainly consists of compulsory courses but you may take 1 optional course in the area of your designated thesis topic.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS 6.5 score, or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Major approaches to the study of international relations; theory and methods; introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences; qualitative methods in social science; advanced data analysis and computing for social research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 510880