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International Relations MSc

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Penrhyn Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This course will you provide with an understanding of the forces of global politics and develop the skills you need to actively engage in the academic and professional discussions that are shaping the contemporary international agenda. With a particular focus on current events, it strikes a careful balance between theoretical study and practical elements of international relations. This course draws on both theory and the practical application of academic research to the real world, though case studies and exploration of varying theories related to international relations. There is a strong focus on the transferral of ideas to real life, through workshops, games and simulations. You can specialise in the subfields of international political economy, conflict or security and human rights: the flexible choice of option modules enables you to tailor the course to your interests. Lively discussion is encouraged, and you'll be able to attend lectures with visiting speakers, leading academics and figures from human rights and international organisations.

What you will study

You will explore the development of international relations and the key ideas that have shaped our understanding of the modern system. You will learn about actors and institutions such as the United Nations, the United States and the European Union, and you will study theoretical and policy debates concerning globalisation and underdevelopment. You will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at issues of human rights and international conflict. Your dissertation will enable you to study an area of interest in depth. Alternatively, you can pursue an applied research project based on your work placement.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,900per year

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

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    72 33%

    84th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    23rd

    28

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