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International Relations MA

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Our International Relations MA is an opportunity to explore in depth a range of cutting-edge topics including, globalisation, ethics and human rights, the international political economy, war, political violence and security through the perspectives of politics and international relations, philosophy and social theory. You will be taught by some of the world's leading International Relations experts, who will help you to develop the skills to undertake an extended research project on a topic of your choice.

Key benefits

  • Unique opportunity to study in a multidisciplinary department devoted to the study of all aspects of war and conflict and the broad remit of international relations.
  • Develop skills of in-depth and critical analysis of international politics, and become familiar with the latest, cutting-edge research in the discipline alongside up to date knowledge of world events as they unfold, including the new dimensions of international relations arising as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise of Chinese power, both military and economic.
  • You will be taught by some of the very best academics in the field. Our academic staff publish world-leading research and are committed to offering outstanding research-led teaching and training.
  • Be part of a vibrant research community, world-renowned staff and an international student body who are drawn from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
  • A chance to network and connect with visiting academics, government ministers, diplomats and other experts who are part of our War Studies community and give regular public lectures and seminars.
  • An opportunity to take advantage of our extensive and continually growing network of links with other departments, think-tanks, organisations, policymaking bodies and institutions both in the UK and abroad.
  • A focus on conceptual, methodological, and analytical issues at the heart of international relations, will equip you with the forensic skills and in-depth knowledge required by a variety of professions.
  • Graduates from this programme have gone on to found careers in a variety of fields, including the UK government and security services, non-governmental organisations, the EU, NATO, the UN (and its many agencies), academia, global charities, such as Oxfam, Greenpeace, and Amnesty International and multi-national corporations.
  • Our unrivalled location in the heart of London beside the River Thames brings outstanding advantages, including close proximity to the Royal Courts of Justice, leading NGOs and research institutions, Westminster and London's legal quarter.

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Employability

War Studies Graduates go on to work for NGOs, the FCO, the MOD, the Home Office, the European Union, NATO, the UN and other international organisations or pursue careers in journalism, finance, academia, the diplomatic services, the armed forces and more. Recent posts held by our alumni include Threat Analyst, Director of Political Violence Forecasting, Research Advisor at NATO Defence College, Researcher in NGOs such as Amnesty International and Oxfam.

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Employability

War Studies Graduates go on to work for NGOs, the FCO, the MOD, the Home Office, the European Union, NATO, the UN and other international organisations or pursue careers in journalism, finance, academia, the diplomatic services, the armed forces and more. Recent posts held by our alumni include Threat Analyst, Director of Political Violence Forecasting, Research Advisor at NATO Defence College, Researcher in NGOs such as Amnesty International and Oxfam.

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