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University of Aberdeen

  • Available only as a joint honours degree.

    Available only as a joint honours degree.

  •   Single Honours MA Politics and International Relations programme. Politics OR Internationa...

     

    Single Honours MA Politics and International Relations programme. Politics OR International Relations may also be taken as a joint Honours degree along with a range of other subjects, eg History.

     
     
  • Available only as a joint honours degree.

    Available only as a joint honours degree.

  • The department offers a growing range of postgraduate courses in politics and international relat...

    The department offers a growing range of postgraduate courses in politics and international relations, including taught and research degree programmes. Students wishing to undertake further study after their undergraduate degree is completed can elect to register for an MLitt programme, or the MRes research training route. The department also offers postgraduate research degrees, typically PhDs. 

Aberystwyth University

  • In choosing to study for the International Politics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will be ...

    In choosing to study for the International Politics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK, graded ''excellent'' for its quality of teaching. Simply put, the International Politics Degree (L241) explores who gets what on a global scale, how they get it, and why. You will discuss power and justice as well as conflict and co-operation. International Politics is fundamentally an interdisciplinary subject that draws on several subjects, including Politics, History, Philosophy, Law, Geography, and Sociology making our graduates highly employable. 

  • he Aberystwyth Master’s in Critical International Politics is your opportunity to examine the ori...

    he Aberystwyth Master’s in Critical International Politics is your opportunity to examine the origins of prevailing global power relations, how they work and how they are reproduced. You will interrogate practices such as development, security, conflict, and environmental regulation in your analysis of the possibilities for the transformation of global politics. Rather than accepting existing social and power relations as natural and unmoving, this MA programme will help you explore the socio-historical context in which they emerged and expose their ideological functions. You will examine the conditions that give rise to contemporary political activism such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements and their potential for resistance or emancipation.

    Based in the Department of International Politics, which has a longstanding international reputation for outstanding research in critical approaches to international politics, this fascinating course brings together critical social and political theory, postcolonial politics, international relations, environmental politics and security studies in a highly stimulating study programme. Your skills in critical thought and reflection will be honed as you engage in cutting-edge debates on the nature of politics, justice, political violence, global regulation, development and the relationship between man and nature.

    You will graduate from the Master’s in Critical International Politics with the dual strengths of an expertise in your field and an academic and professional rigour. These traits, and the skills that accompany them, will make you a highly desirable candidate for any employer in a range of related fields where critical analysis, incisive argument and an in-depth understanding of your subject are prized. You will be taught by academics who are major names in the field and graduate with a degree from a department acclaimed as world-leading in critical international politics.

  • The MSc in Food and Water Security is an innovative interdisciplinary course which focuses on the...

    The MSc in Food and Water Security is an innovative interdisciplinary course which focuses on the scientific, economic, social and political factors that effect the secure production and distribution of food and water throughout the world. The course also examines the impact of climate change and conflict on food and water security across the globe. Drawing on three complementary academic disciplines, this new programme will train you to contribute significant advances to the way in which food and water security is achieved across the technical, environmental and social spectrum.

  • The Masters in Intelligence and Strategic Studies is one of the most popular taught postgraduate ...

    The Masters in Intelligence and Strategic Studies is one of the most popular taught postgraduate schemes in the Graduate School. It blends the strengths of the Department of International Politics in the area of intelligence studies with that of strategic studies.

    With regard to the former field, the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University is one of the leading centres in Western Europe for the teaching and research in intelligence studies. In terms of the sub-field of international relations, the Department was one of the pioneering centres for the study and teaching of strategic studies in the United Kingdom and appointed the first lecturer in strategic studies at a British university in the early 1960s.

  • The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University is one of the leading centres ...

    The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University is one of the leading centres in Western Europe for the teaching and research in intelligence studies.

    The Masters in Intelligence Studies is designed to facilitate a critical awareness of the theory and practice of intelligence in the contemporary world. It is also intended to give students an advanced understanding of the assumptions, theories and practices that have defined traditional studies of intelligence as well as concepts such as ‘intelligence failures’ and ‘strategic deception’.

  • This International Politics and Intelligence Studies degree (L250) follows a broad foundation in ...

    This International Politics and Intelligence Studies degree (L250) follows a broad foundation in International Politics with a particular emphasis on Intelligence Studies. In the first year of your International Politics and Intelligence Studies degree, you will be introduced to some of the key ideas, debates and issues in the field of International Politics, and the sub-fields of Strategic Studies and Intelligence Studies. Intelligence-gathering is how governments find out what others are doing. It is the secret world of spies, espionage, and code-breaking. It is also a world of controversy. How is intelligence collected? Who has access to intelligence? How are governments influenced by intelligence? How can intelligence-gathering be balanced against civil liberties? In developing answers to these questions you'll be uncovering core and transferable skills sought by employers in this discipline. Coupled with the global reputation of the Department of International Politics this unique degree scheme will provide you with the fundamentals necessary to build a successful career.

  • In choosing to study for a degree in International Politics and International History at Aberystw...

    In choosing to study for a degree in International Politics and International History at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK, graded ‘’excellent’’ for its quality of teaching. Simply put, the degree in International Politics and International History (L268) explores who gets what on a global scale, how they get it, and why. You will discuss power and justice as well as conflict and co-operation both in a contemporary and historical perspective. International Politics is fundamentally an interdisciplinary subject that draws on several subjects, including Politics, History, Philosophy, Law, Geography, and Sociology making our graduates highly employable.

  • Aberystwyth University's International Politics and Military History Degree is focused on underst...

    Aberystwyth University's International Politics and Military History Degree is focused on understanding how the international political world has been shaped by nineteenth and twentieth century conceptions of military history. It will enable you investigate in-depth what von Clausewitz called ‘the continuation of politics by other means’. In this International Politics and Military History Degree you will study the facts of military conflict and its evolution in the light of technological, social and political change. You will also study the intellectual history of the theory of war, its purpose and justification, its relation to economic and industrial power, the role of battle and the importance of leadership. On completion of this International Politics and Military History Degree you will possess the core and transferable skills demanded by employers who recruit heavily from these disciplines. 

  • The International Politics and Strategic Studies Degree (L251) at Aberystwyth University is conce...

    The International Politics and Strategic Studies Degree (L251) at Aberystwyth University is concerned with understanding the use of force in international relations for political purposes. The focus of the degree, therefore, is on the threat and application of military force, and the prevention and conduct of war. One of the aims of the scheme is to show how the use of force is related to the discipline of International Relations. The International Politics and Strategic Studies Degree scheme focuses on contemporary strategic challenges such as the spread of weapons of mass destruction; the threat posed by global terrorism; the problem of failed states; the prospects for military intervention; the strategic implications of the War on Terror; and the possibilities of building new security regimes and common security at both a regional and global level. It will therefore equip you for engagement with some of the most vital and current debates in International Politics. 

  • In choosing to study this International Politics and the Third World degree you'll immerse yourse...

    In choosing to study this International Politics and the Third World degree you'll immerse yourself in how the Third World has developed, why it's called the Third World and the facts behind why its people are still kept in poverty and powerlessness. You'll investigate why the rich states are also the most powerful, and vice versa; and explore whether wealthy states have helped or hindered development in the Third World, and whether poverty is the result of poor government. In addressing these questions you'll be introduced to modules that include Revolution and Continuity in Political Philosophy; War, Strategy and Intelligence; Third World International Politics; and European Politics. On successful completion of this degree you'll have amassed a range of skills and capabilities that are sought by employers of graduates of this discipline. 

  • The International Politics of the Internet Masters is your opportunity to study one of the most s...

    The International Politics of the Internet Masters is your opportunity to study one of the most significant and dynamic issues within international politics today. You will analyse the ways in which the Internet, digital technology and multiple media platforms shape and influence world economies, societies and politics.

    Based in the Department of International Politics, in choosing the International Politics of the Internet Masters you will be able to tailor your studies to suit your interests by selecting modules from a range of other departments in the University. In doing so, you will gain a unique multi-disciplinary perspective on the political implications of modern communications and information movement. You will also conduct your own research and contribute to the continuing academic dialogue by writing your dissertation in the third semester.

    In addition to mastering your chosen subjects, you will be pushed to improve your general academic practices, your research and analysis skills and your personal awareness. By doing this, your general employability will be greatly enhanced and you will be a highly desirable candidate for any job within private, public or government workplaces.

  • This course is available as a Research Training pathway or as a standard Taught Masters. The Mast...

    This course is available as a Research Training pathway or as a standard Taught Masters.

    The Masters in International Relations provides a complementary and innovative package of modules that encompasses cutting edge theoretical and empirical perspectives.

    It will include topics such as anarchy, sovereignty, power, peace, war, harm, justice, ethics, realism, the global distribution of wealth and resources and trust in world politics to name some of the more prominent ones.

  • In choosing to study this Political Studies degree you'll explore the fundamental political conce...

    In choosing to study this Political Studies degree you'll explore the fundamental political concepts which shape our daily life: justice, freedom, power, and citizenship. You will consider how factors such as ethnicity, gender, and ecology reflect and produce changes in political thought and how all these ideas are translated into practice. 

  • There can be little doubt that film, creative media and performance do not just reflect but produ...

    There can be little doubt that film, creative media and performance do not just reflect but produce particular political realities and can be used for political ends: for example, the recent events of the Arab Spring demonstrated the role that digital media play in the form and conduct of political activism, and the events of 9/11 ten years ago showed how spectacle impacts on politics and may be manipulated for various ends. All this highlights the need for informed and critical scholarship that is not constrained by any disciplinary divide between performance, media and politics, and that goes beyond a framework that equates theatre with politics or sees politics as a performance.  Scholars of politics have recognised the importance of examining, and indeed employing, cultural and media forms in their work.  Equally, scholars of film, media and performance are examining the relevance of critical conceptualisations of the political in their practice. This MA taught Masters combines the research strengths and longstanding collaboration of two world-leading departments to allow students from either background to develop an advanced understanding of the place of media, film and performance in contemporary politics, and vice versa. Students from politics and international politics will have the opportunity to develop skills in media analysis and practice, and specialise in film, performance, or creative media, and those from film, performance and media will gain a deeper understanding of contemporary theories and practices of politics, and specialise in a particular area, for example, Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East, or in a particular aspect of international politics, for example, postcolonialism, or critical international relations. Those from other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy will have the opportunity to engage with these exciting and intensely political synergies. 

  • The Masters in Postcolonial Politics was established by the Department of International Politics ...

    The Masters in Postcolonial Politics was established by the Department of International Politics in 1999 and it remains unique. Postcolonial Politics is one of the most exciting new developments in the study of global relationships. It challenges conventional thinking about international politics by questioning the fundamental assumptions about the world that underpins the contemporary global order, inviting us to imagine the world from the perspective of the marginalised.

    Drawing on history, cultural studies, sociology, area studies and anthropology, the Masters in Postcolonial Politics brings an interdisciplinary approach to understanding power and inequality in the social world and on a global scale. It also stretches beyond the intellectual compartments of ‘the west’ and ‘the rest’, to look for continuities and global interactions especially those steeped in the experience of colonialism – in the past and in the present. 

  • The Department of International Politics has developed over the decades an excellent internationa...

    The Department of International Politics has developed over the decades an excellent international reputation for teaching and research in security studies and pioneered the ‘Welsh School of Critical Security Studies’.

    This Masters in Security Studies offers an innovative and broad-ranging introduction to the study of security in world politics. In particular, the programme is designed to facilitate the development of a critical awareness of the state of theory and practice in the field of contemporary security studies.

  • The Department of International Politics is one of the pioneering centres for the study and teach...

    The Department of International Politics is one of the pioneering centres for the study and teaching of strategic studies in the United Kingdom and appointed the first lecturer in strategic studies at a British university in the early 1960s. With half a century of experience in this field, the Department of International Politics remains very much at the forefront of teaching and research in this area.

    This innovative MA in Strategic Studies is designed to facilitate the development of a critical awareness of the state of theory and practice in the field of strategic studies and an in-depth understanding of the contemporary use of force in international relations.

  • This course is available through the medium of English or Welsh, and can be taken as a research t...

    This course is available through the medium of English or Welsh, and can be taken as a research training masters or as a standard masters. 

    The Department of International Politics and the Institute of Welsh Politics, established within the department in 1997, have been recognized as one of the leading centres of excellence for all aspects of Welsh politics and Wales’ political relations with Britain, Europe and the world.

    The MA in Welsh Politics and Society is a groundbreaking course that makes a unique contribution to expanding and deepening the understanding, practice and study of Welsh politics.

University of Bath

  • Master one European language and acquire the knowledge and analytical skills to understand the so...

    Master one European language and acquire the knowledge and analytical skills to understand the social, political and economic changes affecting the world.

    • Special focus on one European language in its use in social, political, economic and cultural contexts.
    • Study one language from an advanced level or from scratch (ab initio) and the opportunity to pursue the study of another language alongside your main programme.
    • An interdisciplinary approach, including perspectives from political science, international relations, political economy and cultural studies.
  • Modern Languages and European Studies Achieve fluency in two languages and develop detailed knowl...

    Modern Languages and European Studies

    Achieve fluency in two languages and develop detailed knowledge and understanding of political and cultural issues.

    • The study of two equally-weighted languages, taught in the context of the countries in which they are spoken and alongside a wide range of integrated options.
    • A broad-based approach with a contemporary focus which incorporates languages, history, culture, politics and society.
    • Graduates develop transferable skills highly desirable to employers as reflected in our consistently high employment rankings.
  • This dynamic combination allows you to get a good grasp of topics such as global development, ide...

    This dynamic combination allows you to get a good grasp of topics such as global development, ideologies and international history, with a solid grounding in politics.

    • Develop the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand the politics of individual states and security in the globalising international order of the 21st Century
    • Closely integrated study of politics and international relations, with a wide-range of other options including foreign languages to tailor your degree to suit your interests.
    • Professional placement opportunity in the third year, which is highly valued by employers and provides an advantage in the competitive job market.
  • Politics with Economics. An emphasis on politics with a solid foundation in economics, we provide...

    Politics with Economics. An emphasis on politics with a solid foundation in economics, we provide a relevant combination for contemporary contexts.

    • Focus on politics and economics at a global level, including the globalising international economy, US politics and foreign policy.
    • Close integration of political science, political economy, international relations and other social sciences in the study of global societies.
    • Professional placement opportunity or study abroad in the third year, which is highly valued by employers and provides an advantage in the competitive job market.
  • The Master of Research (MRes) in ‘Global Political Economy: transformations and policy analysis’ ...

    The Master of Research (MRes) in ‘Global Political Economy: transformations and policy analysis’ trains doctoral students who can assess the impacts of globalisation both in the short run and longer term using new international data sources and comparative methods.

    On completion of this programme, students will:

    have a deepened and interdisciplinary understanding of social science discourses and methods for analysing global processes of change both generally and in specified policy areas.

    be knowledgeable of key contributions to thinking about social, economic and political aspects of the planet as an interdependent social system.

    have an understanding of how global and national policy processes interact.

    The programme aims to equip students for careers as professional researchers in either academic or non-academic environments, by developing core research skills. Students will be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate their own original research questions.

     

  • The Masters of Research (MRes) programme provides students with the required research skills and ...

    The Masters of Research (MRes) programme provides students with the required research skills and methodologies to allow them to successfully undertake a doctoral degree. The breadth and depth of the skills provided also enables students to pursue a wide range of careers in European politics.

    The programme consists of two semesters of taught courses and a dissertation module during which students write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice and under the supervision of an experienced member of staff.

    Our MRes programmes are fully recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

     

University of Birmingham

  • Admissions and Recruitment Officer Heather Cullen +44 (0)121 414 5752

    History and Political Science are two complementary subjects that can be studied alongside each o...

    History and Political Science are two complementary subjects that can be studied alongside each other at degree level. If you want to understand the past to prepare for your future in a changing world, studying History is the way forward. 

    A knowledge of politics helps you to understand what governments do, shedding light on how some of history’s pivotal events were motivated by the political leaders of the day. Both fields of study help you to acquire important analytical and research skills. You will be investigating unfamiliar territory questioning some of the prevailing myths, preconceptions and prejudices that surround history from the Middle Ages to the present day as well as learning about campaigns, elections, protest movements, policy issues and political ideas. 

    The Department of History has been ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and Politics and International Studies was ranked the 6th best in the power rankings of the Research Excellence Framework 2014. As a research-led University, this means that you will be taught by academic staff world-renowned for their teaching and research.

  • Marc Levasseur +44 (0)121 414 6526

    Our Political Science and Social Policy degree programme enable students to study two complementa...

    Our Political Science and Social Policy degree programme enable students to study two complementary subjects alongside each other to Honours degree level. Joint Honours students work to the same academic standard as students taking each subject through our Single Honours programmes. Joint Honours students take core modules from each subject area, and choose options from the range of modules available in each half of the programme. BA Social Policy and Political Science welcomes applications from international students.

    A Joint Honours degree programme involves the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. If you study a subject as a Joint Honours programme, you work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours programme.

    Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow.

  • Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator Hannah Pries +44 (0)121 414 6431

    This course seeks to nurture a debate and critical discussion in-between the three disciplines of...

    This course seeks to nurture a debate and critical discussion in-between the three disciplines of Politics, Religion and Philosophy.

    This will be facilitated through regular seminar discussion groups throughout the whole programme that seek to generate cross-disciplinary critical reflection.  You will reflect on the place of religion in wider society, the political theories, powers and practices that have formed communities, and the philosophical thinking that continues to challenge private and public assumptions and practices.

    You will have the opportunity to tailor your programme so that you can focus on the areas of the discipline that interest you most. For example you can choose from modules such as:

    • Religion in Contemporary Society 
    • Modern Political Thought
    • Political Philosophy: Can power be legitimate? 

    In the second semester of your second year of study, the Department has developed opportunities for students to study abroad. This is an excellent opportunity for CV building, career connections and life experience. We have relationships with many English-speaking universities in North America, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  We also have opportunities in a range of countries for those with strong language skills looking to study in a foreign language. The arrangements are made through University of Birmingham Study Abroad and Exchanges.

  • Debra Beard 0121 414 5034

    The Development Management programme aims to enable students to engage with current debates in de...

    The Development Management programme aims to enable students to engage with current debates in development management, such as the interaction and roles of different stakeholder groups, the nature of public management and measures of governance performance.

    The International Development Department is well-regarded internationally by sponsors, donor agencies, governments and NGOs. Study with us to benefit from:

    • Expertise in key issues and skills valued by employers
    • A vibrant, welcoming community
    • Individual overseas fieldwork or study visit included in fees (on-campus programmes)
    • Flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome)
    • A diverse and international student body
    • Strong support in study and English language skills

    Each programme is taught by a team of multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely with students to address individual interests and concerns. Every student is allocated an academic tutor to support them in their academic progress throughout the year. The department has a long history of teaching students from across the world, and recent students have come from 99 different countries and a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds.

  • Global Cooperation and Security MSc

    Dr Tereza Capelos

    This programme is designed for students interested in a competitive MSc degree that combines acad...

    This programme is designed for students interested in a competitive MSc degree that combines academic and practical training on how to mitigate and eliminate conflict and violence in world politics. We offer research-led teaching at the intersection of International Relations, Political Psychology and Security Studies, combined with a 5-day training programme in 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation'.

    Our students can follow a flexible programme with a wide choice of modules (part-time students are also welcome). In addition to our three core modules, we encourage students to take our new optional module in thePolitical Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation. Overall, our programme offers interdisciplinary training focused on the role of values, emotions, and beliefs in shaping the possibilities of conflict, cooperation and security at the international level.

     

     

     

     

  • Debra Beard 0121 414 5034

    Study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private ...

    Study from anywhere in the world with practitioners in government, civil society and the private sector, as well as with people new to development.

    This programme recognises the opportunities for educational provision in an area of increasing interest amongst the academic community, namely the links between development, security and conflict. It will make a direct link between academic and practical policy approaches to analysing and recovering from conflicts, with an emphasis on developing countries.

  • Debra Beard 0121 414 5034

    This programme, offered in collaboration with the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, examines...

    This programme, offered in collaboration with the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, examines key issues in urban governance and management including regional and urban change; poverty reduction in urban centres; and analysis of urban governance, management and policy issues.

    The International Development Department is well-regarded internationally by sponsors, donor agencies, governments and NGOs. Study with us to benefit from:

    • Expertise in key issues and skills valued by employers
    • A vibrant, welcoming community
    • Individual overseas fieldwork or study visit included in fees (on-campus programmes)
    • Flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome)
    • A diverse and international student body
    • Strong support in study and English language skills

    Each programme is taught by a team of multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely with students to address individual interests and concerns. Every student is allocated an academic tutor to support them in their academic progress throughout the year. The department has a long history of teaching students from across the world, and recent students have come from 99 different countries and a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds.

  • International Political Economy MA/PGDip

    Emma Johnson 0121 414 6588

    This programme is for students from all over the world who are interested in the problems, challe...

    This programme is for students from all over the world who are interested in the problems, challenges and opportunities presented by globalisation, and for students wanting to gain an advanced knowledge of the theories and practice of international political economy, from a range of different disciplinary and empirical perspectives. 

    We offer a flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome).

     

  • International Relations (Diplomacy) MA/PGDip

    Dr Lorenzo Cladi +44 (0)121 414 7535

    This programme is for students looking for a career in diplomacy, as well as those who seek a cle...

    This programme is for students looking for a career in diplomacy, as well as those who seek a clearer understanding of both the mechanisms of the dialogue between states and the instruments of statecraft commonly employed.

    We offer a flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome).

     

  • International Relations (Gender) MA/PGDip

    Emma Johnson 0121 414 6588

    In seeking to 'gender' global politics, this programme explores the discipline of International R...

    In seeking to 'gender' global politics, this programme explores the discipline of International Relations through the idea that gender matters to the structures, practices and theories of IR. An awareness of specific issues relating to broader issues of sex and death in global politics is sought and encouraged through committed and extended analysis of key texts and political practices.

    We offer a flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome).

     

  • International Relations (International Peacekeeping) MA/PGDip

    Emma Johnson 0121 414 6588

    This programme will appeal to a wide range of students who have an interest in security issues an...

    This programme will appeal to a wide range of students who have an interest in security issues and practices, including civilian and military officials who want to deepen their understanding and upgrade their qualifications. You will develop an understanding of the core concepts that inform the study and practice of international security.

    This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules.

     

  • International Relations (Research Methods) MA/PGDip

    Emma Johnson 0121 414 6588

    This programme offers you the chance to develop an advanced theoretical and research-based traini...

    This programme offers you the chance to develop an advanced theoretical and research-based training, especially interesting for students wishing to pursue further postgraduate studies.

    We offer a flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome).

     

  • International Relations (Security) MA/PGDip

    Emma Johnson 0121 414 6588

    This programme will appeal to a wide range of students who have an interest in security issues an...

    This programme will appeal to a wide range of students who have an interest in security issues and practices, including civilian and military officials who want to deepen their understanding and upgrade their qualifications. You will develop an understanding of the core concepts that inform the study and practice of security.

    We offer a flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome).

     

  • International Relations (Terrorism and Political Violence) MA/PGDip

    Emma Johnson 0121 414 6588

    This cutting-edge MA programme explores the sources and consequences of political violence and te...

    This cutting-edge MA programme explores the sources and consequences of political violence and terrorism, as well as the crucial ethical questions involved. It should appeal to students interested in careers in foreign services, security, some non-governmental or intergovernmental organisations, and many areas of the private sector.

    We offer a flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students also welcome).

     

     

  • Marc Levasseur +44 (0)121 414 6526

    Sometimes referred to as international studies, you do not have to look too far to find examples ...

    Sometimes referred to as international studies, you do not have to look too far to find examples of how international relations impact our everyday lives. From international conventions on human rights; how environmental issues shape domestic legislation; why the prospect of local military interventions can have an adverse impact on a global economy; and, of course, how societies ought to respond to threats of terrorism. The International Relations degree at Birmingham allows you to look at the role of states and organisations in an ever interconnected world.

    Students applying for this degree at Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.

    Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow.

    Unlike a distinct academic discipline, this course will enable you to gain an appreciation of how politics, history, geography, economics and law all require international co-operation if we are to resolve and effectively manage a wide range of problems on a global scale. It’s no wonder our graduates go on to such diverse and successful careers.

    This degree at Birmingham is ranked very highly in the Russell Group of UK universities. The Russell Group is committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

     

     

  • International Relations MA/PGDip

    Emma Johnson 0121 414 6588

    This programme is for those students who wish to gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and pra...

    This programme is for those students who wish to gain an advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of international relations, but who do not wish to restrict themselves in advance to a particular area. It gives you the freedom to choose from a full range of options and to design your own course of study.

    This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules.

     

  • Marc Levasseur +44 (0)121 414 6526

    The International Relations with Economics degree at Birmingham combines an interdisciplinary app...

    The International Relations with Economics degree at Birmingham combines an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs with a specialised knowledge of economics (with a particular emphasis on international economics). You will also study international and comparative politics; the theory and practice of international relations; and diplomatic history.

    Students applying for this degree at Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.

    Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow. Learn more about your student experience.

  • Marc Levasseur +44 (0)121 414 6526

    This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of French with International Relati...

    This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of French with International Relations. International Relations covers such topics as politics, economics and the diplomatic history of the 20th century. Combined with the opportunity to study at a European university, the International Relations with French course offers a unique opportunity to learn in a truly international and interdisciplinary way.

    Students applying for this degree at Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.

    Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow. Learn more about your student experience.

    If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.

  • Marc Levasseur

    This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of German with International Relati...

    This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of German with International Relations. International Relations covers such topics as politics, economics and the diplomatic history of the 20th century. Combined with the opportunity to study at a European university, the International Relations with German course offers a unique opportunity to learn in a truly international and interdisciplinary way.

    Students applying for this degree at Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.

    Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow. Learn more about your student experience. 

    If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.

  • Marc Levasseur +44 (0)121 414 6526

    The fortunes of one country are now so closely intertwined with those of other nations that it is...

    The fortunes of one country are now so closely intertwined with those of other nations that it is increasingly necessary to study and evaluate politics and policies at an international level. The International Relations with Political Science course at Birmingham allows you to combine your interest in international relations with the study of political theory and the national politics of a variety of countries.

    Students applying for this degree at Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.

    Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow. Learn more about your student experience.

    If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.

  • Marc Levasseur +44 (0)121 414 6526

    This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of Spanish with International Relat...

    This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of Spanish with International Relations. International Relations covers such topics as politics, economics and the diplomatic history of the 20th century. Combined with the opportunity to study at a European university, this course offers a unique opportunity to learn in a truly international and interdisciplinary way.

    Students applying for this degree at Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.

    Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow. Learn more about your student experience.

    If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.

  • Victoria Harold 0121 414 4378

    The MBA Public Service is a structured personal and professional development programme designed f...

    The MBA Public Service is a structured personal and professional development programme designed for current and future leaders working across the public, voluntary, third and commercial sectors. It is primarily targeted at middle to senior managers working in the UK across a range of public sector organisations such as the NHS; local and central government; the police; probation and the prison service. With its blend of generic management and specialist public service modules, however, the programme is also designed for a wider market of individuals in private and third sector jobs, in particular those involved in the delivery of contracted out public services.