Swansea University

Swansea University

International Relations

This course offers advanced research in international relations, providing students with a detailed understanding of the international system, key issues, the crucial actors, and alternative ways of analysing and interpreting the subject. With an appreciation of the global dynamics at work, students then have the opportunity to specialise in examining 1 specific area of the world, namely the Asia-Pacific.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a 1st degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower 2nd or above or equivalent. English language requirement IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules may include: Approaches to international relations; international security in the Asia Pacific; conceptual issues in the theory and practice of social sciences; postcolonialism, Orientalism and Eurocentrism; governance (from state formation to global governance); critical security; war, identity and society; violence, conflict and development; civil society and international development; human rights and humanitarian intervention; state of Africa; rights based approaches to development; war in space; politics in contemporary Britain; ghosts of the Confederacy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,950 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606752