Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International Relations

LJMU's innovative International Relations MA provides a grounding in key theory while examining in depth issues of enduring international significance. - Learn from experts and practitioners in the field of International Relations - Benefit from assistance when organising an internship - Apply for Erasmus funding which is available for internships in Europe - Enjoy field trips to explore the complex workings of institutions and think tanks in the UK and Europe - Help to organise and take part in national conferences/symposia - Join a highly motivated postgraduate research community This fascinating programme takes an expanded definition of International Relations and covers a range of subjects from economics, politics, law and culture to examining the actions of international organisations, nation-states and non-state actors.

Entry requirements

MA: You will need: a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a related subject; Law, History or Politics to demonstrate the ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme Additional information: RPL is accepted on this programme IELTS 6.5 (minimum 7.0 in writing and 5.5 in other elements) Although most applicants will be graduates in a related field, the fact that candidates may not have a relevant degree is not necessarily a bar to entry. Applicants from non-standard applicants are welcomed who can demonstrate relevant work experience of at least 2 years in an international relations related field and an ability to succeed at MA level. If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Understanding International Relations (30 credits) Research Methods for International Relations (10 credits) The War/Peace Cycle (20 credits) Research Project in International Relations (60 credits) Optional Modules War and Peace in Africa Since 1990 (20 credits) Conflict and Warfare in International Law (20 credits) The United Nations, International Security and Global Justice (20 credits) EU Foreign Security and Justice Policy (20 credits) Gendered Perspectives on International Law (20 credits) Statehood, People and Statelessness (20 credits) Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights (20 credits) US Democracy Promotion in the Contemporary World (20 credits) The United States and the Nuclear Proliferation Conundrum (20 credits) International Politics and Development in Asia-Pacific (20 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. The aim in all the assessments is to test your understanding of International Relations. Assessments on this course are a mixture of essays, presentations, exams and portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,150 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,150 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 34 per Credit (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 34 per Credit (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 34 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 34 per Credit (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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