Swansea University

Swansea University

International Relations (Extended)

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). 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 one specific area of the world; the Asia-Pacific. The Extended MA (EMA) is a 240-credit postgraduate qualification that is equivalent to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and is thus a recognised Masters qualification throughout the European Union. The EMA is a standard UK MA plus an additional 60 credits (30 ECTS) and this additional coursework is undertaken in one semester at a partner institution overseas. The EMA is therefore not only an EU recognised postgraduate qualification it also adds a study abroad experience thus enhancing the qualification's employability credentials. The partner institution for EMA International Relations is The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Course modules

Modules typically include: approaches to international relations; civil society and international development; critical security; governance (from state formation to global governance); human rights and humanitarian intervention; international security in the Asia Pacific; new media technologies, society and politics; postcolonialism, Orientalism and Eurocentrism; state of Africa; the American way of war; violence, conflict and development; war in space; war, identity and society; war, technology and culture.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,350 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years

Campus details

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

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