MA in International Relations

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Central London Location

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Richmond The American University in London

Optional International Internships

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Internationally Recognised Teaching

MA in International Relations

Programme Overview

The aim of the Master of Arts degree in International Relations at Richmond University is to equip students with in-depth knowledge of the discipline of international relations, key analytical and research skills, together with an opportunity to gain practical experience through an optional internship.

Working closely with a team of internationally recognised experts in their field, the MA in International Relations equips students with analytical and research skills and an in-depth knowledge of global politics. Through its unique offering of a credited internship, students have an opportunity to acquire practical experience in an area of their interest.

The programme examines a range of theories and approaches to international relations, including global political economy, diplomatic practice, the role of the global media, and conflict and post-conflict situations and many others.

The MA in International Relations prepares students for further graduate study in the discipline or for careers in the fascinating world of local, national, regional, and international politics, in governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Exciting Career Prospects

The MA in International Relations prepares students for further graduate study in the discipline or for careers in the fascinating world of local, national, regional, and international politics, in governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Recent alumni have found employment in:

  • Asia House
  • État-Major des Armées
  • Institute of Islamic Strategic & Socio-Political affairs
  • Microsoft
  • Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international
  • Minnesota DFL Party
  • US Senate

Global Research, Networking & Internship Opportunities

Students are invited to participate in visits to key international institutions including the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the EU headquarters in Brussels and an important Peace Studies institute in Norway.

Under the auspices of Richmond’s Centre for the Study of the State, Power & Globalisation students actively in the research of the faculty and experts in the field from around the UK.

Students are also offered an opportunity to pursue a research-linked internship over the Summer semester.

The university also supports and works closely with Professors Without Borders and in past years, students have worked closely with this exciting initiative.

Faculty who teach on this programme:

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or UK first degree with minimum second class honours, or an overseas equivalent as determined by the University. For Masters programmes in the School of Communications, Arts and Social Sciences, a first degree in an appropriate discipline is normally required. Relevant work experience is welcomed and may on occasion be accepted in lieu of a first degree, but is not required.

The language of instruction at Richmond is English, and non-native English speakers are asked to provide IELTS, or Pearson Academic Test of English language examination results as proof of their fluency in written and spoken English. We look for an IELTS of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0 or Pearson Academic Test of English with 61 overall and 56 in each element.

How to Apply

How do I Apply?

For Masters programmes you may choose one of two application routes:

The Direct Application Form to make a single application to Richmond

UKPASS if you wish to apply to other UK Universities who are part of the UKPASS scheme as well

Scholarships

Find out more about Postgraduate Scholarships

Duration: FT (one year), PT (two years)


  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.

Tuition Fees: 2016/17 entry per annum, students from:

UK/EU

£7,000 FT

£3,500 PT

Rest of the World

£12,000

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Research-led teaching from the Centre for the Study of the State Power and Globalisation

Research Cluster for the Study of the State, Power and Globalisation (SPG)

All MA International Relations and MA International Development are entitled membership of the Research Centre and are invited to attend events and contribute to Centre research.

Postgraduate Prospectus