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International Relations MSc

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

International relations is an inescapable subject. Politics, economics, and law interconnect on a global scale, affecting individuals and organisations at all levels of society.

On our MSc International Relations course you will study how politics is shaped internationally, while developing the research and analytical skills to support your future career. You will master international relations theories and political science methods that will enable you to investigate the links between local, national, and international politics, and to engage in issues that shape the world today.

What you will study

Our International Relations MSc pathway examines the most salient issues in contemporary international politics, in a course that is customisable according to your interests.

A small set of compulsory modules provide the theoretical and methodological grounding needed to conduct political science research, while a wide range of optional modules focus on specific areas including international security; economy and trade; and global governance. Throughout, innovative teaching methods connect theory with the practice of international politics, including trade negotiation simulations as well as the opportunity to experience real time crisis diplomacy at Chatham House’s Simulation Centre.

Students employ research and analytical skills developed during the course to design and carry out an independent dissertation research project, with individual supervision from our academic experts.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Whatever your plans are, our MSc in International Relations is a great stepping stone in your career development.

Through its assessed, three-month placement, the International Intervention pathway offers an excellent opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable skills and build personal networks which will significantly enhance your employment opportunities upon graduation.

Students from the Department of Politics have gone on to a wide range of careers. These include working for:

  • International organisations
  • National and local government
  • Lobby groups
  • Non-governmental organisations

Application deadline

22 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,600per year

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

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    143 65%

    28th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.53 71%

    83rd

    50

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