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International: £13,250 for the course
- Gain a critical understanding of the theory and practice of international relations
- Explore the political, cultural, social and economic crises facing the world today.
- Learn how patterns of power, knowledge and inequality are produced and reproduced globally.
- Develop practical expertise in non-violent communication and conflict resolution.
On this timely course, you explore contemporary perspectives, concepts and events that challenge how knowledge about international relations (IR) is produced and how crises can be overcome. Explore the problematic assumptions â€“ about race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and geography â€“ which IR can be based upon, and study contemporary topics including the resurgence of populist nationalism, international terrorism, regional and national cohesion and insecurity, war and conflict, and peace-making.
How you learn
On this course you analyse the discipline of international relations itself, exploring the relationship between theory and practice. What you learn is informed by the research interests and expertise of our politics team.
You learn through
- reading groups
- personal supervision
- practical activities
- guest lectures
The course provides you the opportunity to apply your learning in a number of different ways. You develop practical expertise such as non-violent communication, mediation and conflict resolution skills. In addition, some module assessments have a specifically applied focus such as producing policy documents, portfolios and conference organisation.
We have guest lectures and workshops from academics and practitioners in the field of international relations. Together, these approaches will enable you to develop transferable skills and attributes for future career development or further academic study.
This course prepares you for a career in
- non-governmental organisations
- international organisations
- the voluntary sector
- the civil service
- parliamentary or political research
- international development
- political think tanks
- a wide range of graduate schemes across many different professions with an international focusâ€¢ further academic study, such as PhD research
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
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Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £6,590 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Sociology and politics courses (PDF)
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