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Year of Entry 2018/19
MA

International Relations and Global Crises


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £6,590 for the course
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • 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 – about race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and geography – 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

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • reading groups
  • workshops
  • personal supervision
  • practical activities
  • guest lectures

Applied learning

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.

Networking opportunities

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.


Future careers

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
  • teaching
  • a wide range of graduate schemes across many different professions with an international focus• further academic study, such as PhD research

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

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

Home/EU students

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.

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2018

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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