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Online MA International Relations

Nottingham Trent University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    MAY-21, SEP-21

  • Duration

    2.5 years

Course summary

100% Online degree

Our Online MA in International Relations helps you understand the complexities of international arenas. With a strong emphasis on the value of theory in practice, you will get to grips with theoretical debates, ideas around global governance and the link between political economy and international security. This flexible online degree will prepare you for a number of different careers, from government departments to international development agencies.

This degree is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexities of contemporary international arenas and theoretical debates, and give you an understanding of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. Over the duration of the course you will examine the significance of international relations and evaluate its theoretical frameworks, concepts, and methodologies, critique key debates and communicate complex ideas.

The course offers you the opportunity to take part in an exciting contemporary discussion that not only focuses on core theoretical understandings, but also on critical developments within this new and innovative field.

What you'll study

The Online MA in International Relations is a modular course, completed over the course of two and a half years. It consists of 12 modules worth ten credits each, plus a dissertation worth 60 credits (total of 180 credits).

During this postgraduate course you'll study modules specially designed to impart theoretical knowledge, research and practical skills.

Teaching on the course is from a truly international team and attracts a cohort from across the world. This allows you to consider many different international viewpoints and offers a thoroughly holistic learning experience through which you will gain an advanced and critical understanding of International Relations. Our Online Masters in International Relations course also offers participation in our active international research community, with options to attend engaging seminars and conferences.

How you’re taught

The Online MA in International Relations course provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to interact with the curriculum, including:

video lectures
real-life case studies
interactive assignments
social interaction
digital tools and resources
interactive academic support.

Careers and employability

The field of International Relations aims to foster your global citizenship characteristics. Our graduates are highly employable in both public and private sectors due to their wide-ranging skills and competencies, and have gone on to fill diverse roles ranging from local and national government, educational institutes, charities and the United Nations.

By studying alongside a global community and faculty with NTU, you can enrich your International Relations experience and unlock a world of career opportunities. In addition, the knowledge and skills that you attain are highly transferable across a variety of different sectors.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,500overall cost

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%



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