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MA/PGDip International Relations

University of Roehampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


At a time when global challenges such as the environment, peace and security, health and human rights and sustainable development are subject to increasing debate, our MA International Relations will assist you in understanding both the problems and solutions we face as an international community in both theory and practice.

While many traditional MA programmes offer advanced theoretical knowledge, this programme also seeks to balance this knowledge with an exploration of its application in practice. As well as learning about diplomatic history and theory, students will have the added benefit of developing practical diplomatic skills, such as preparing briefing papers, policy documents and speeches, while still being complimented with the intellectual rigour associated with the study of international relations.

Our course will harness the experience of its lecturers and guest speakers to inspire a critical understanding of international relations in students who are determined that global governance meets the challenges of the 21st century.

This well-rounded programme will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and workshops, to ensure that equal weighting is given to theoretical expertise, interactive explorations of the application of theory in practice, as well as debate and mock governance situations to ensure an all-encompassing understanding of international relations and global governance.

Career Options

A key reason for the balanced approach between the theoretical and practical in this programme is a focus on employability. As you will be regularly assessed on practical applications of international relations knowledge such as drafting policy documents, speeches, and press releases, you will be well equipped to enter a variety of fields in the commercial, public and charity sectors.

Typical employers for international relations graduates include banks, charities, IGOs such as the UN and UNICEF, international businesses, law firms, local and national government, media companies, as well as non-governmental organisations. A focus on the practical will also provide you with some of the necessary skills to embark on a career in the wider communications and public relations industry.

Our dedicated careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful Roehampton graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunity to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out more about graduate opportunities and meet employers. You will also gain PGDip award in this course.

Application deadline

28 September 2022

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,875per year

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

University information

University of Roehampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has a friendly international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
A range of pre-sessional English courses are offered, and dedicated support for international students throughout their studies

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