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MA International Relations and Global Crises

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Gain a critical understanding of the theory and practice of international relations
  • Explore the political, cultural, social and economic crises facing the world today.
  • Learn how patterns of power, knowledge and inequality are produced and reproduced globally.
  • Develop practical expertise in non-violent communication and conflict resolution.

On this timely course, you explore contemporary perspectives, concepts and events that challenge how knowledge about international relations (IR) is produced and how crises can be overcome. Explore the problematic assumptions about race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and geography which IR can be based upon, and study contemporary topics including the resurgence of populist nationalism, international terrorism, regional and national cohesion and insecurity, war and conflict, and peace-making.

How you learn

On this course you analyse the discipline of international relations itself, exploring the relationship between theory and practice. What you learn is informed by the research interests and expertise of our politics team.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • reading groups
  • workshops
  • personal supervision
  • practical activities
  • guest lectures

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • non-governmental organisations
  • international organisations
  • the voluntary sector
  • the civil service
  • parliamentary or political research
  • international development
  • political think tanks
  • teaching
  • a wide range of graduate schemes across many different professions with an international focus further academic study, such as PhD research

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 86 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    100 48%

    68th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    54th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    15th

    31

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