University of Reading

University of Reading

Politics and International Relations

Prepare for a PhD or research career with employers such as think-tanks and government departments. This programme is designed to enhance your research skills in politics and international relations. Tailor the programme to suit your particular research interests as you work on your specialist research dissertation. This programme is suitable for graduates from any discipline. Collaborate with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations (including NATO), or working as advisers to government (including in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany). You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. 80% of our research impact was rated world leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in politics, economics, international relations or a related field. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Philosophical issues in the social sciences * Introduction to both qualitative and quantitative research methods in politics and international relations * Politics of public policy * International relations

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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