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International Politics - International Relations Pathway (Standard Route) MA

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Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree or overseas equivalent in a Social Science subject for direct MA entry.

2:2 honours degree or overseas equivalent for Postgraduate Diploma route entry.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
This course is very popular and we receive a high volume of applications each year.  We therefore advise early application to avoid disappointment.
How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

International Relations (IR) is one of the fastest growing sections of our Graduate Programme and an area in which we are investing significantly. The MA course units on offer cover most of the field with a significant emphasis on the critical and normative dimensions of contemporary IR scholarship. This pathway is less research training intensive and will suit those wishing to obtain a high-level specialist subject qualification. The programme aims to provide students with critical grounding in the theory and practice of international politics in an era of globalisation. The programme is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to careers in fields related to government and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching, journalism or any career where advanced knowledge of international politics coupled with an advanced capacity to communicate effectively will be an advantage. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political and ethical issues which arise from current disparities in wealth and power in the international system.

Course Director: Dr Andreja Zevnik

Email: Andreja.Zevnik@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,750
    International students (per annum): £16,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,375
    International students (per annum): £8,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
+44(0) 161 275 1296
Facsimile
+44(0) 161 275 2450
Email
Website
www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/politics/postgraduate/
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