University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Relations

You will look at key debates in international relations, reflecting on issues of critical importance in today�s world. Your study will give you in-depth knowledge of contemporary international relations theory, along with a practical knowledge of regional problems and challenges to global stability. Graduates work in government, NGOs, the private sector, consultancies and think tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, plus supportive references from previous tutors. Candidates without a degree or equivalent but with suitable work experience may also be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, 6.5 in writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: theory and practice of international relations; dissertation in international relations. Plus one of the following modules: the politics of international law; contemporary global security; global governance; global justice; research methods in politics; philosophy and methodology of political research. Optional modules: choose three from a range including: the political economy of globalisation; the politics of international law; contemporary ethnic conflict; Europeanization; the politics of global migration; contemporary global security.

Assessment methods

All modules except the dissertation are taught in seminars. You�ll be assessed continuously through essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,615 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

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