University of Essex

University of Essex

International Relations

Our MRes International Relations is a two-year programme, designed to give you additional training in research design and research methods compared to an MSc or MA. In Theories of International Relation you will be familiarised with theories and conceptual tools used to analyse world politics and explore how different theories and conceptual tools speak to contemporary debates and events. You will also take modules in political theory, research methods and research design across your two years. In the summer of your first year you will take advanced research modules. You take an optional module in your first year and you may have an optional module in your second year, depending on your prior research ability to beginning the course. You will also write a 35,000 word dissertation. Our MRes International Relations offers excellent preparation for PhD research in this field combining modules covering all aspects of international relations with additional training in research design and research methods. You learn how to develop theories, conduct research, and explore the empirical implications of theoretical models using the most appropriate empirical methods. From the very beginning, we invite you to work on your own research, which prepares you for further study at PhD level.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time GBP 7,950 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MRes Full-time GBP 15,500 per Whole course (International) 24 months
MRes Full-time GBP 7,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MRes Full-time GBP 7,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MRes Full-time GBP 7,950 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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