Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

International Relations

The course provides a substantial introduction to the main theoretical debates that shape the discipline and offers excellent preparation for undertaking a research degree. International Relations today is an exciting and important discipline of study. It addresses key issues associated with the way countries of the world co-exist in the face of rapid change. The 20th Century has witnessed two world wars and a forty-five year Cold War. It has seen huge technological changes which affect conflict, communications, trade and culture. It has witnessed the mass movement of people and the growing sophistication of global economic networks. Addressing a wide range of issues, International Relations theorists are at the heart of debates that characterise early 21st Century academic discourse. Critical theorists, post-modernists and gender theorists contrast with more traditional theorists of conflict, diplomacy and power politics.

Course modules

Modules include: International relations in the modern era; diplomacy and the global world; concepts in international history; international security; money, trade and development in the global political economy; and foreign policy analysis.

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Sponsorship information

This award has Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognition and bursaries are available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2017 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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