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Politics and International Relations MRes

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Providing general research training, this course is ideal if you are looking to pursue a PhD or a career that requires research skills.

Research overview

On our MRes Politics and International Relations, you will submit a dissertation and undertake taught and generic research training modules. The programme is designed to be flexible, enabling to you conduct a 25,000 word research-based dissertation on a subject of your choice and choose 60 credits of postgraduate level modules in areas related to your research topic.

You can combine this work with specialist training from a wide range of options within the school and across the University, such as international relations, diplomacy, security studies, Asia-Pacific studies, British politics, European integration, comparative politics, political theory, and generic research methods training.

Research areas

Politics and international relations research areas include:

  • Asia and Pacific studies
  • British politics
  • China's governance and politics
  • comparative politics
  • conflict, security and terrorism
  • international relations
  • political ideologies
  • political theory
  • social and global justice
  • social science research methodology

Careers

Career destinations for our graduates include economists, management consultants, researchers, statisticians and university lecturers. Companies and organisations our graduates have gone to work for include the BBC, Channel 4, the European Union, GCHQ, Reuters, and the Thailand National Police Department.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,420per 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 Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    147 67%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    62nd

    6

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