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International Relations (MA)

Duration: 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

International relations deals with the most important issues in the modern world – issues such as globalisation, trade, development, integration, terrorism, war and peace, human rights and climate change. It does so in a way that combines theoretical insights with detailed practical analyses.

The aim of this course is to allow you to develop your ability to understand and interpret the modern world. The programme is built around a strong core of international politics, but also draws on other disciplines such as history, economics, sociology and cultural studies. The objective is to encourage our students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary global politics.

For further information download the International Relations MA Leaflet

Key information

Location:                     Hope Park
Course: Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Full or part time
Start date: September entry

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

Curriculum

Students must take the core programme module, the theory and analysis of international relations (30 credits), a postgraduate research methods module (15 credits) and a further 75 credits worth of optional modules (a mix of 15 and 30 credit modules will be available), before progressing to a dissertation (60 credits).

Elective modules include:

• International organisation

• UN peacekeeping

• The theory and practise of globalisation

• EU as an international actor

• Conflict resolution

• American foreign relations

• Ideas of empire: culture, politics and society

• Global and economic development

• Gender and development

• Politics and religion

• Britain and the world

• Liverpool, a global port city

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Business).

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Liverpool Hope University is committed to widening access to higher education.

Teaching & Research

The Department of History & Politics at Liverpool Hope has a strong teaching and research reputation. All faculty members are actively engaged in research, publishing and contributing to the development of their discipline.

The department has particular research interests in international relations; UN peacekeeping; European integration; American government, British and Irish politics and history; maritime and colonial history; and twentieth century European ideologies, cultures and identities.

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University's academic life and vision. In this context the Department of Politics and History is committed to developing and supporting an active research culture though an ongoing mix of research seminars, locally organised conferences and other events, including field trips and visiting speakers.

Employability

Graduates are likely to pursue careers international organisations (UN and associated agencies), NGOs (especially development organisations), international business, community organisations, diplomatic service, armed services, education, political life and the University sector

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

International relations deals with the most important issues in the modern world – issues such as globalisation, trade, development, integration, terrorism, war and peace, human rights and climate change. It does so in a way that combines theoretical insights with detailed practical analyses.

The aim of this course is to allow you to develop your ability to understand and interpret the modern world. The programme is built around a strong core of international politics, but also draws on other disciplines such as history, economics, sociology and cultural studies. The objective is to encourage our students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary global politics.

For further information download the International Relations MA Leaflet

Key information

Location:                     Hope Park
Course: Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Full or part time
Start date: September entry

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

Curriculum

Students must take the core programme module, the theory and analysis of international relations (30 credits), a postgraduate research methods module (15 credits) and a further 75 credits worth of optional modules (a mix of 15 and 30 credit modules will be available), before progressing to a dissertation (60 credits).

Elective modules include:

• International organisation

• UN peacekeeping

• The theory and practise of globalisation

• EU as an international actor

• Conflict resolution

• American foreign relations

• Ideas of empire: culture, politics and society

• Global and economic development

• Gender and development

• Politics and religion

• Britain and the world

• Liverpool, a global port city

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Business).

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Liverpool Hope University is committed to widening access to higher education.

Teaching & Research

The Department of History & Politics at Liverpool Hope has a strong teaching and research reputation. All faculty members are actively engaged in research, publishing and contributing to the development of their discipline.

The department has particular research interests in international relations; UN peacekeeping; European integration; American government, British and Irish politics and history; maritime and colonial history; and twentieth century European ideologies, cultures and identities.

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University's academic life and vision. In this context the Department of Politics and History is committed to developing and supporting an active research culture though an ongoing mix of research seminars, locally organised conferences and other events, including field trips and visiting speakers.

Employability

Graduates are likely to pursue careers international organisations (UN and associated agencies), NGOs (especially development organisations), international business, community organisations, diplomatic service, armed services, education, political life and the University sector

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

t: +44 (0) 151 291 3111

e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Michael Holmes 

Award Co-ordinator 

t: + 44 (0) 151 291 3576

e: holmesm@hope.ac.uk

Department: History & Politics

Start date: September & January

How to Apply