University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Relations

This new course will help you focus critical theoretical debates, explore the real world in all its complexity and study innovative modules that examine the most urgent issues in world politics and international relations. You'll deepen your understanding of mainstream approaches and learn about new analytical insights such as the sociological understandings of international relations, critical security studies, non-Western international relations, and intersectionality. As part of your studies you'll consider both the formal and informal power relationships within global politics, while building an awareness of the importance of cultural and social practices. You'll develop an ability to question some of the assumptions that have traditionally defined the discipline to the exclusion of important issues such as gender, race and class.

Course modules

Core modules Debating International Relations Understanding Politics Dissertation in International Relations Optional modules Contemporary Global Security Feminist and Decolonising Approaches to International Relations: Bodies, Coloniality, Knowledge Global Health and Global Politics International Political Sociology of Civil Wars Terrorism and Political Violence One option module chosen from another course

Assessment methods

Essays Dissertation Group work Policy briefing papers


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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