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MSc in International Relations

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Programme Code: TMIR

Department: International Relations

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take one compulsory course, optional courses to the value of two full units and a dissertation.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.

Paper

Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

IR410 International Politics (1.0)

Paper 2

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

 

HP412 Global Health Security (0.5)

 

IR411 Foreign Policy Analysis III (1.0) #

 

IR412 International Institutions (1.0)

 

IR415 Strategic Aspects of International Relations (1.0) #

 

IR416 The EU in the World (1.0) #

 

IR418 International Politics: Asia & the Pacific (1.0)

 

IR419 International Relations of the Middle East (1.0) #

 

IR422 Conflict and Peacebuilding (1.0) #

 

IR433 The International Politics of EU Enlargement (0.5)

 

IR434 European Defence and Security (0.5)

 

IR445 China and the World (1.0)

 

IR448 American Grand Strategy (0.5)

 

IR452 Empire and Conflict in World Politics (0.5)

 

IR461 Islam in World Politics (1.0)

 

IR462 International Political Theory (0.5)

 

IR464 The Politics of International Law (0.5)

 

IR465 The International Politics of Culture and Religion (1.0) #

 

IR466 Genocide (0.5)

 

IR471 The Situations of the International Criminal Court (0.5)

 

IR472 Nuclear Non-proliferation and World Politics (Advanced Topics in International Relations) (0.5)

 

IR473 China and the Global South (0.5)

 

IR475 Gender/ed/ing International Politics (0.5)

 

IR476 Gender and Political Violence (0.5)

 

IR477 Sub-Saharan Africa: Governance, Peace, and Security (0.5)

 

IR478 Critical War Studies (0.5)

 

IR479 Russia in World Politics (0.5) #

 

IR481 Europe, the US and Arab-Israeli Relations (0.5) #

 

IR487 Critical Theories of International Relations (0.5)

Paper 3

A further course or courses from Paper 2 to the value of 1.0 units or a course from another programme approved by the Department.

Paper 2 options list

Paper 4

IR499 Dissertation in International Relations (1.0)

Paper 2 options list

HP412 Global Health Security (0.5)

IR411 Foreign Policy Analysis III (1.0) #

IR412 International Institutions (1.0)

IR415 Strategic Aspects of International Relations (1.0) #

IR416 The EU in the World (1.0) #

IR418 International Politics: Asia & the Pacific (1.0)

IR419 International Relations of the Middle East (1.0) #

IR422 Conflict and Peacebuilding (1.0) #

IR429 Economic Diplomacy (1.0)

IR433 The International Politics of EU Enlargement (0.5)

IR434 European Defence and Security (0.5)

IR445 China and the World (1.0)

IR448 American Grand Strategy (0.5)

IR452 Empire and Conflict in World Politics (0.5)

IR453 Global Business in International Relations (0.5)

IR454 Governing International Political Economy: Lessons from the Past for the Future (0.5)

IR461 Islam in World Politics (1.0)

IR462 International Political Theory (0.5)

IR464 The Politics of International Law (0.5)

IR465 The International Politics of Culture and Religion (1.0) #

IR466 Genocide (0.5)

IR467 Global Environmental Politics (0.5)

IR471 The Situations of the International Criminal Court (0.5)

IR472 Nuclear Non-proliferation and World Politics (Advanced Topics in International Relations) (0.5)

IR473 China and the Global South (0.5)

IR475 Gender/ed/ing International Politics (0.5)

IR476 Gender and Political Violence (0.5)

IR477 Sub-Saharan Africa: Governance, Peace, and Security (0.5)

IR478 Critical War Studies (0.5)

IR479 Russia in World Politics (0.5) #

IR480 Globalisation and the State in Developing Countries (0.5)

IR481 Europe, the US and Arab-Israeli Relations (0.5) #

IR487 Critical Theories of International Relations (0.5)


# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.