University of Reading

University of Reading

Politics and International Relations

* Designed to enhance research skills in politics and/or international relations * Preparation for a PhD, or for a research career in think tanks, government departments or elsewhere * Freedom to tailor the programme to suit your particular research interests * Specialist research dissertation * Suitable for graduates from any discipline **Politics and International Relations at Reading** Study with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations, or of working as advisers to government. You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. We were ranked within the top 10 in the UK for research intensity in the latest national assessment.[1] Our research is cited regularly as well as translated into other languages. Seminars are taught in small groups, giving you maximum exposure to leading scholars. Leading practitioners contribute to the programmes as guest speakers. We also have close relationships with other departments with converging interests in international relations, strategic studies, wars and their origins, public policy, and the resolution of conflicts. [1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Course modules

* Philosophical Issues in the Social Sciences * Introduction to Qualitative research methods in Politics and International Relations * Introduction to Quantitative research methods in Politics and International Relations * War and Peace * Dissertation

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Mixed mode September 2017 - 72 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,360 per (Whole course) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,650 per (Whole course) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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