Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

International Relations

This course is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. Teaching on the course is from an international team and attracts a cohort from across the world. This allows you to consider many different international viewpoints and offers a thoroughly holistic learning experience. You will gain an advanced and critical understanding of international relations theories, policies and practices. Students on this course all have the opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops and joint work with students of other postgraduate courses. This provides opportunities for you to meet and interact with our research community.

Course modules

Core modules include: International Relations Theories; Political Economy of International Security; Researching Political Issues; Dissertation or Work-based Research Project. This final core component of the course is an extended piece of written work, which entails two options. The first 'standard' option comprises the development of a coherent and viable research proposal on a topic of your choice, with its eventual assessment being a dissertation. The other option involves a period of work-based learning, spending time engaging with a chosen institution or community-based organisation either in the local Nottinghamshire community or further afield. Here, in contrast to the development of a research proposal geared for the completion of a standard dissertation, your assessment will comprise a research plan of how you intend to draw on your experiences, which ultimately will culminate in a written work-based project. You may also choose one module from a small selection of optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment on the course involves coursework, report writing, presentations and group work. There are also class tests, critical reviews, and critical bibliographies to prepare.

Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Masters courses. These include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for UK, EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA On-line study May 2018 GBP 9,500 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA On-line study September 2018 GBP 9,500 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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