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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

This course will be of interest for people wishing to gain further knowledge, skills and expertise in a broad range of international relations issues. The ethos of the course stipulates that global politics cannot be separated from international law and vice versa.

You develop advanced theoretical knowledge on international relations theory, gain a thorough understanding of positive and normative political theory to interpret realism, liberalism, constructivism and critical social theories which are pivotal theories to comprehend how and why states, international organisations, financial institutions and non-state actors behave in certain situations in international politics. In addition, you study drivers of armed conflict and terrorism to articulate how states perceive a variety of threats that are debatably ever increasing in the aftermath of 9/11. This is why international law is significantly covered to provide comprehension on controls and protection in armed conflict, human rights and prohibition on a variety of unethical modes of warfare. You critically examine a range of decisions made on the application of diplomacy, positive peace, peacekeeping, ceasefires, human rights, humanitarianism, justice and interventionism from the Cold War period and beyond. The assessments are broad ranging enhance your skills with academic and report writing, presentations and how to write a research project.

How you learn

Lectures will take place on all modules and you will also take part in smaller, interactive seminar group sessions. You will share some taught sessions with students on other courses.

How you are assessed

Assessment and feedback, include:

  • progression information
  • availability of formative assessment
  • an overview of summative assessment
  • information on in-course assessment and exams
  • arrangements for returning marked work and providing feedback

Career opportunities

Graduates may enter an international organisation, NGO, not-for-profit charity organization, policy or advocacy group, research consortium, human rights campaigning, humanitarian agency, legal assistant, academic, war journalist or foreign office.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

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