University of Northampton

University of Northampton

International Relations

International Relations is a vital and dynamic field of intellectual inquiry that offers an interdisciplinary exploration of human interaction. Students undertaking the course will come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and it is not assumed that all students will have similar abilities or skills. It is not our aim to encourage further specialisation along the line of a student's 1st degree but rather to complement existing knowledge and build upon transferable capabilities. Overall this is a opportunity for graduates to study at a very high level for a postgraduate degree with global relevance.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree preferably in a social sciences subject from a British university or its equivalent overseas. Students are encouraged to discuss the course with tutors prior to application. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabilities at an approved level (TOEFL; IELTS; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate and so on). Applicants who fail to reach this standard may be required to complete an agreed English language tuition programme prior to the commencement of the MA.

Course modules

Typical modules: International relations theory; major organisations in the international order; methodology and research design in international relations; The Peoples' Republic of China: foreign policy dilemmas; European integration; America after 9/11; the politics of Latin American development; the international politics of the post-Soviet space; the politics of Sub-Saharan Africa; politics of international communities; media, culture and politics in the Middle East; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through a variety of types of coursework and the dissertation. Assessment items include essays, literature reviews, presentations and research reports. There are no examinations. All coursework reflects the high level of intellectual demands associated with a taught MA and has the aim of developing a range of oral and written skills. You need to be prepared to commit yourself to substantial reading and thought for successful completion of the course. This time includes preparation for assignments, seminars and the dissertation element.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,670 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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