Loughborough University

Loughborough University

International Relations

The programme draws on the Department's expertise in the study of International Relations, International Security, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and the European Union and its member states. It focuses on policy and institutional analysis, with contemporary and professional relevance. The programme normally includes a short subsidised visit to a governmental body or international organisation and can be taken with language training. Core study areas include international relations theory, research methods, research design, and international politics: issues and policies. Optional study areas are drawn from a range of modules offered in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences relevant to the study and understanding of world politics.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a good 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant social sciences or humanities discipline.

Course modules

International relations theory; philosophical foundations of social science research; globalization: key debates and issues; politics of representation; digital futures: explorations in new media's; language option; international politics: issues and policies; research design; comparative foreign policy: issues and cases; Master's seminars in global and European studies; work/anti work; media and modernity; language option; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time-constrained assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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