University of Bristol

University of Bristol

International Relations

This programme presents a broad assessment of contemporary international relations. It integrates theoretical approaches with the study of many cases and issues. It also explores the ways in which the line between the domestic and international is blurred by trade, financial, environmental, strategic, ideological, cultural and ethical issues. The programme promotes a close knit student community with easy access to members of staff who all give teaching and supervision a high priority while maintaining high-quality, high-volume research. The programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification). Degrees from all disciplines are considered.

Course modules

Core modules: international political economy; international security; theories of international relations; plus 3 from; conflict, security and development; gender and development; managing and evaluating development; development skills in practice; environmental politics; governing the global borderlands; masculinities and IR; foreign policy analysis; research methods; military and militarisation; discourse analysis; US security policy; international human rights; Sino-US relations in global politics; politics of genocide; Japan and East Asia; East Asia, Europe and global integration; care, labour and gender: international policy development; IR of China; European foreign policy; religion and politics; understanding risk; the politics of insecurity; nuclear insecurity; theories of violence; global transitions: power, hegemony, and the ordering of the global political economy.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Postgraduate Senior Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 331 7577