University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Gender and International Relations

This programme examines and deploys perspectives from feminism, gender studies, cultural studies, and sexuality studies, in conjunction with inter-disciplinary research in international political economy, civil-military relations, international development and the study of men and masculinities.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Core units: feminisms and international relations; international security or international political economy; theories of international relations; independent study for dissertation. Optional units: 3 optional units in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) from a list supplied during the academic year. Topics vary each year but may include: conflict, security and development; small business development; managing and evaluating development; development skills in practice; environmental politics; politics of HIV/AIDS in Africa; governing the global borderlands; international development organisations; masculinities and IR; foreign policy analysis; research methods; militarisation, militarism and war; discourse analysis; international human rights; politics of Latin America; Sino-US relations; east Asia and global development; Japan and east Asia; east Asia, Europe and global integration; rethinking the state; global civil society; china's international relations; religion and politics in the west; globalisation and culture; narrating the self; interpreting gender; philosophy of social science; popular music and society; nations and nationalism; care, labour and gender: international policy development; European foreign policy; liberalism, terror and the politics of insecurity; nuclear (in)security.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Telephone number: 
0117 331 7577