University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

International Relations

The course has a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. The programme trains students in different theoretical and methodological approaches from modern political science. Students evaluate their usefulness in explaining international political processes and organisational practices. Applicants gain knowledge of global and regional problems including economic, security and environmental threats. Applicants have the opportunity to do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia.

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science; a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5).

Course modules

Core classes: international institutions and regimes; contesting global governance; European governance; principles of research design. Optional classes: quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods; policy analysis; comparative public policy; European political economy.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by a variety of methods including: essays; options papers; group projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195