University of Surrey

University of Surrey

International Relations

This programme is offered via two pathways. The International Relations pathway examines key issues in the contemporary international system and processes of global governance. Secondly, the innovative International Intervention pathway deepens your understanding of this complex area and includes a placement option, allowing you to spend three months working in international politics. There are a set of common compulsory modules for all pathways, in addition to two compulsory modules for your chosen pathway, and three optional modules from a range of international or European politics topics.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK undergraduate degree in a relevant social science or humanities discipline (or an equivalent qualification). English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: introduction to research; research in practice; theories of international relations; dissertation; placement; key issues in international relations; politics of international intervention 1; politics of international intervention 2; global governance; critical studies on security and terrorism; international political economy; international security and defence; American foreign policy; European social dimension; EU external relations; EU and neighbourhood; international trade; extractive industries and society: problems and policies; extractive industries and society: case studies; environmental management, development and sustainability; EU counter-terrorism law; international human rights law; law of international organizations; law of armed conflict optional; institutional architecture of EU; policies of the European Union.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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