University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

International Relations

This programme offers students broad and informed knowledge of the central challenges in international relations and equips students with the analytical techniques and tools to analyse political data. The programme draws on expertise in the fields of international relations theory, normative international theory, international security, international governmental organisations, non-state actors, and human rights and humanitarian intervention.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements are an Honours degree at the 2.1 or higher or equivalent (eg B/3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree) in politics, law or related social science subject. We consider applications from graduates from other fields, but the applicant should submit a statement indicating why they are interested in changing fields or the connection to their previous study. We will also take relevant work experience into account. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Course modules

Core courses: challenges in international politics; international relations theory; qualitative research methods or social science statistics. Optional courses (3 chosen): China's international politics; Chinese politics and society; comparative European politics; critical perspectives on human rights; ethics in global politics; EU in international politics and development; foreign policy affairs; freedom of expression; globalisation and European integration; human rights and global politics; international security and global politics; institutions and policies of the European Union; internet and civil society; media and democracy; political institutions, crisis and communication; political legitimacy: contemporary perspectives; politics of gender in development.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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