University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

International Relations

The MSc in International Relations offers you the opportunity to study international order/disorder in relation to the interaction among states; transnational institutions; non-governmental organisations; multinational corporations; popular culture and everyday life. The disciplinary landscape of International Relations (IR) has expanded considerably in the early twenty-first century, with a number of new challenges confronting a now outmoded global architecture of power. IR's traditional concern with war, security and diplomacy have been called into question by the end of the Cold War and the War On Terror and have been further complicated by far-reaching epistemological and methodological shifts in social theory. Debates about the nature of globalisation, international institutions, development/post-development, global political economy, culture and identity, citizenship and rights bear prominently on efforts to understand the ebb and flow of contemporary IR. In theory and practice, understanding the modalities of power in constituting the 'international,' as well as challenges to hegemonic stabilizations of it, has gained a particular urgency, making the study of IR central to apprehending the complexity of global social life.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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