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MPhil International Relations by Examination

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

The MPhil International Relations by Examination is a two-year, Bologna-compatible master's programme that gives you the freedom to tailor the programme to suit your particular research interests.

The programme is excellent preparation for a PhD or a research career with employers including think-tanks and government departments.

There are no compulsory taught modules, and you will work with an expert supervisor on your specialist research dissertation.

There are no compulsory taught modules, and you will work with an expert supervisor on your specialist research dissertation.

Collaborate with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations (including NATO), or working as advisers to government (including in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany).

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for your future career.

Our graduates move on to a wide range of roles, including UK ambassadors, military officers, members of the SAS or intelligence analysts, bankers, political analysts, university lecturers, staff college lecturers, journalists, officials in international organisations or police officers. Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, charitable foundations or Parliament.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,045per 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 Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    116 53%

    45th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    80th

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