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MScInternational Relations

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
Tuition fee £17,500 per year
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This programme will give you the ability to critically evaluate key contemporary debates in the study of international relations, particularly in relation to the nature of the international system and processes of global governance. You will also explore the links between local, national and international structures.

The programme is composed of three pathways. The International Relations stream provides you with a deep understanding of key issues in the contemporary international system. The second pathway, Terrorism and Security, offers the opportunity to focus on the key domestic and international security threats facing states in the twenty-first century. It also looks at the nature and effectiveness of policy responses developed at the national, regional and international levels. Finally, the innovative International Intervention stream will enable you to understand and evaluate contemporary debates in the study of international intervention. It also includes a placement dimension, allowing you to spend three months working in the field of international politics and to develop the contacts and transferable skills which will be crucial in helping you to make the transition from study to work.

You will take three compulsory modules, as well as one to two compulsory modules associated with each pathway. This will allow you to take three to four optional modules from a selection of international modules, depending on the pathway chosen. Finally, the International Relations programme will provide you with the skills necessary to design and complete a dissertation or placement project on a specialist topic.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States