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MAInternational Relations (Research Methods)

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This programme offers rigorous specialist training for students wishing to prepare for advanced research in international relations, particularly at the doctoral level. It offers the introduction to methods and approaches in international relations that will equip students to plan and execute their own extended research projects. It also offers you the chance to develop an advanced theoretical and research-based training, especially interesting for students wishing to pursue further postgraduate studies.

Programme structure

Core modules

20 credits – Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
20 credits – Philosophy of Social Science Research (Autumn Term)
20 credits – Research Design, Practice and Ethics (Autumn Term)
20 credits – Foundations in Qualitative Research (Spring Term)
20 credits – Fundamentals in Quantitative Research methods (Spring Term)
60 credits – Dissertation MA students to submit a 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to Diploma Students)
Optional 20 credits from:

20 credits – The Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
20 credits – Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
20 credits – Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits – Sex, Death, Gender and (In) Security
20 credits – Gender and Global Governance
20 credits – Politics and the State
20 credits – Global Ethics 1
20 credits – Global Ethics 2
20 credits – Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits – Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
20 credits – Multiculturalsim and Religious Conflict
20 credits – Democracy, Power and Citizenship
20 credits – Civil War, Conflict & International Intervention
20 credits – Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and International Order
20 credits – Asia Pacific Security
20 credits – Power in Global Politics
20 credits – Political Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation
20 credits – Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (IASS)
20 credits – Globalisation, International Migration and Citizenship (IASS)

Career opportunities

Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.

The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States