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Master in International Relations (MA) - Brunel University

Brunel University London
On campus
 4164 Points
1 Year
Apply date
Jul 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

International Scholarships for September 2024 (Brunel)

Brunel University London offers scholarships for this postgraduate program. Apply through Brive until 31st July.

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Program Description

Early on in the master in International Relations (MA), you will have a choice between two topics: International Security which will look at the main concepts and models within the subject as well as its issues and policies, or International Political Economy which considers topics like globalization, financial liberation, and economic growth.

Once your knowledge, understanding, and analytical skills have grown in international relations, you will choose a further two additional optional modules which cover democracy, migrant law, post-war world affairs, security in the middle east, and geopolitics. Finally, in the master in International Relations (MA), a research project of your choice under the guidance of a dissertation supervisor completes the course.

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Course Content

Your studies are built around a foundation of compulsory modules with a range of optional modules to choose from within the subject. To complete your master in International Relations (MA), you will undertake a substantial piece of written research in a topic of your choice under the guidance of a dissertation supervisor.


Teaching and Learning

You will be taught by experts in politics, international relations, public policy and contemporary history, including Dr John MacMillan, Course Director and Senior Lecturer in International Relations whose interests include the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and how it relates other disciplines like Law, Political Economy or Political Theory.

You will learn through a combination of lectures (main classes) and seminars (smaller classes that encourage debate and exchange) and through directed reading. You will also learn from like-minded classmates who come to study at Brunel from across the globe.



Evolution of International Relations

To provide students with a systematic and critical understanding of the main theoretical and epistemological developments in the subject of International Relations through the application of IR theory to a range of constitutive problems in the subject area. Students who successfully complete this module will be able to authoritatively engage in the main theoretical debates within the field of International Relations.

Dissertation and Research Skills in International Relations

The dissertation is the element of assessment that demonstrates Masters level academic competence in the field of International Relations and of professional potential. It requires the student to apply knowledge and analytical skills developed in the course as a whole to a specific research area/problem of personal and subject interest.

Jobs - Careers

Graduates of the master in International Relations (MA), go to pursue careers in a wide range of organizations, including:

  • Government
  • International Institutions
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • Business
  • Research Institutes and Security

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