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International Relations and Global Governance MA

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 10-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Study the International Relations and Global Governance MA course at Aston University – a leading centre for research on Europe and international relations – to give you a head start in your future career.

Course outline

This cutting-edge master’s course, delivered at Aston over one full academic year, will help you to get a broader perspective on issues of globalised governance and contemporary international relations alongside the opportunity to learn in an exciting multicultural environment.
What you’ll learn

On this masters, you’ll study international relations theory and explore government structures from a global perspective.

Examine the governance of global problems, such as trade, health and the environment, and explore issues of national and multi-national governance through organisations such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

You will develop a wide-ranging skillset, including negotiation skills and public speaking, which will help to open doors when it comes to forging a career working for international organisations, governments and political institutions.

Depending on your interests and future career plans, the course provides the flexibility to choose from a wide range of elective modules, such as Critical approaches to Security studies, International Relations and Easy Asia, Changing China, and Concepts and Strategies for Social Data Analysis.

You can also specialise within different regions, including Europe or East Asia.

Aston is ranked 3rd in the UK for Area Studies research (REF 2014), so you know you will be learning from a team of international lecturers who are experts in their field. You’ll also benefit from active membership of the Aston Centre for Europe, a thriving research hub which organises debates, study visits, and conferences and seminars on current international issues.

Career prospects

The careers pursued by our students vary greatly, but typical careers include: employment in international organisations, (for example the EU, WTO, UN), research in policy-oriented domestic or international think tanks, careers in government administration, further postgraduate research at PhD level, journalism, international marketing or business.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 53%

    43rd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    60th

    8

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