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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Kensington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme Overview

Our MA in International Relations aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the forces which shape global politics, combining both theory and real life, with the opportunity to do an internship which puts International Relations into practice.

The programme will enable you to tackle the big issues facing global decision-makers, from war to poverty, from security to the diplomatic practice, looking at the role of the global media in all of these topics.

It will help you prepare for further graduate study or for a career in the fascinating world of government, public administration, humanitarian aid work, diplomacy or policy formation. Our emphasis on the importance of research is invaluable for any future career, developing analytical skills and independence of thought.

Students may be invited to participate in visits to key international institutions including the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the EU headquarters in Brussels and an important Peace Studies institute in Norway.

From Machiavelli to Morgenthau, you will have the chance to explore how classical and contemporary scholars have helped define International Relations theories and concepts.

An innovative international research hub, Richmond’s Centre for the Study of the State, Power & Globalisation offers students the chance to conduct research alongside both the faculty and international experts. The University also supports a social enterprise which specialises in university education, Professors Without Borders, and students have often worked closely with this exciting initiative.

Curriculum Overview

We offer a rigorous curriculum encompassing theoretical and practical developments in the dynamic field of global politics, set in vibrant London. Our international mix of students helps graduates develop vital inter-personal and inter-cultural communication skills.

The programme examines a range of theories and approaches to international relations, questions of international political economy, and offers courses on international diplomatic practice, international law and institutions, studies of specific regions, international migration, media, and many others.

Optional Accredited Internship
Students are also offered an opportunity to pursue a research-linked internship, either in the UK or globally, for a minimum of five weeks over the summer semester.

Some of our recent graduates have done an internship with MPs in the House of Commons, in US Congress and with a range of international diplomatic missions near our Kensington campus.

We support students in securing an accredited internship and throughout its duration. It’s a great opportunity for students to put the knowledge and skills learned on the programme into practice. Students are assessed through a combination of regular updates, oral presentation and critical reflective writing on their experiences.

In an increasingly competitive graduate careers market, internships can provide the edge for students in securing their dream career.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,250per year

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

University information

Richmond, The American International University in London

  • Campus address

    Richmond, The American International University in London, Queens Road, Richmond upon Thames, TW10 6JP, England

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