University of Manchester

University of Manchester

International Politics (International Relations)

The course units on offer cover most of the field with a significant emphasis on the critical and normative dimensions of contemporary international relations scholarship; as well as research training, the IR pathway provides students with a critical grounding in the theory and practice of international politics in an era of globalisation; the compulsory course units are complemented by core course units in global ethical and normative issues, security studies, foreign policy and international political economy.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree in a social science subject, or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7.0), TOEFL 623 (paper-based, with a minimum of 5 in TWE), or TOEFL 263 (computer-based, with a minimum of 5 in TWE).

Sponsorship information

School of Social Sciences: Stanley Jevons Postgraduate Loyalty Bursary.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740