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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Portsmouth

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Almost all aspects of life – economic, social, cultural and political – are influenced by players beyond the borders of national states. If you want the skills to understand this dynamic international order and you're interested in the relations between countries, this MA International Relations Master's degree course gives you the platform to address some of the most contentious subjects in international affairs. You'll study key topics across the spectrum of international relations and examine theories and historical inquiry. This will equip you with the tools to challenge conventional explanations and develop arguments of your own. You'll develop advanced analytic skills and critical assessment abilities, and learn to write engaging reports, policy briefs and essays. When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to generate creative solutions that benefit the global economy and international society. You'll be suited for roles in security, development, social policy, governance, advocacy and communications. Previous graduates have gone on to work in parliaments, political parties, third sector and civil society organisations. Please note that the distance learning version of this course is not running in 2019. The next intake is September 2020. What you'll experience On this course you'll: Study pressing topics, such as: why war and conflict are a permanent feature of global affairs; why powerful states interfere with weak or fragile countries; the role of the United Nations, World Trade Organisation and EU in promoting cooperation; and whether global civil society and the third sector can promote security, development and rights Complete an independent research project in a subject relevant to your future career Get to study with members of CEISR (Centre for European and International Studies Research), the UK's largest centre for European Studies Develop expertise in issues relating to Europe – ideal if you want to pursue a career in European institutions or with political lobbyists and think tanks Be taught by internationally recognised experts, including members of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of Transnational Europe Develop transferable skills in qualitative and quantitative research, critical reading, communication, and executing major projects Have the opportunity to undertake a supervised work-based project if you work in a relevant field or do an internship during the course Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection You can study the course full-time or part-time. Careers and opportunities With a rounded skill set, and knowledge of international issues, you'll be an informed global citizen, with a sense of responsibility and commitment to ethical practice and issues of global social justice.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300overall cost

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 85 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    103 47%

    70th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    49th

    35

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