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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

We all have to live with the consequences of state actions, for example, whether countries are receptive or hostile to refugees fleeing war and oppression, and whether there is an adequate response to climate change. International relations form the backdrop to such decisions, and impact our ability as a society to address global problems such as environmental crisis, war, organised crime, and slavery.

This course analyses the relations between states and through our research-led teaching, builds an understanding of issues including global justice, the causes of war, intelligence and national security and international human rights.

You can tailor this course to your interests and career aspirations through the wide range of optional modules. You will also be able to take part in a field trip to institutions that are central to international relations. In the past these have included the Clingandael Institute, Interpol, and the European Parliament.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent. You could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.

Key facts

  • Committed to excellence in teaching, having won 13 Higher Education Academy awards
  • Expert academics who contribute to public debate through national and international media, including appearing on BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, the BBC World Service and in such publications as The Guardian, The New York Times and Le Monde

Careers

This course will prepare you for a career in a wide range of fields, such as national government, international organisations, international trade, and non-governmental organisations.

Many students take an active role in politics throughout their time in the school, and after. Politics is an ideal academic discipline if you are interested in a career in politics or government. Other students go into a range of careers, including management, marketing, teaching and broadcasting.

Recent graduate destinations include Channel 4, the European Union, GCHQ, Reuters and the Thailand National Police Department.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000per year

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

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    147 67%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    62nd

    6

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