University of East London

University of East London

International Relations

The course enables students to develop a critical awareness of competing analytical frameworks in the study of international relations and deploy these in the analysis of specific questions and issues; the course provides students with: an advanced, comprehensive and critical understanding of the forces shaping state and interstate relations and global politics; an understanding of international order/disorder, decision making and insecurities; an appreciation of the context of international relations in terms of global inequalities, elite power and environmental risks.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in a cognate area of study; under special circumstances and after interview, applicants without a 1st degree but with substantial professional experience may be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical theories international relations; global environmental politics; qualitative research methods for social scientists; dissertation; plus options from: cultural encounters in international relations; introduction to forced migration; migration, citizenship and social policy; development management in an international context; current issues and research in international law; law and policy in the Middle East.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on essays; seminar papers; presentations; research proposal; dissertation; examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,990 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,165 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Square Stratford Newham E15 1NF South East

Key information

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