University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

International Relations

The course rests on 2 significant academic pillars: (1) The historical, political, diplomatic, cultural and economic interaction between East and West, Asia and Europe, the 'Orient' and the 'Occident', bridged by countries in the Middle East, and seen through the prism of other nations and regions; and (2) the key ideas of international justice, human rights, war-crimes and terrorism, civil liberties and development of democracy in the contemporary global system; there are also optional modules on other areas and world regions; against this background, students learn to work skilfully and confidently with ideas and theoretical concepts in international relations, tackling the most urgent and interesting questions in modern world politics; students look behind the scenes of the rise of emerging powers, and have many opportunities to undertake in-depth study of states such as China, India and Russia, and of regions such as East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Entry requirements

A recognised British Honours degree, to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.

Course modules

Semester 1: Power, conflict and international relations; research methods in international relations; China's emergence on the world stage. Semester 2: Russia in world affairs; globalisation, human rights and international justice; dissertation. Semester 3: Human rights in an international context; international history; international relations of the Asia-pacific; globalisation and humanitarian intervention; understanding globalisation (a China focus).

Assessment methods

Modules' assessment is via essays, portfolios, presentations, group-discussions, role-plays and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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