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Year of Entry 2019/20
MA

International Relations and Global Crises

Explore the theory, practice and discipline of international relations in an age of increasing challenges and crises.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 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

Watch course leader Matthew Hurley talk about this course.

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

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

A UK undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in international relations, politics, or related field (or an equivalent overseas qualification). It is expected that students are proficient in the English language and, where appropriate, have an overall 6.5 in IELTS, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. In some circumstances, students without traditional undergraduate qualifications will be considered. It is envisaged that these applicants will have relevant work experience.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Decolonising And Decentering International Relations Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Relations In Theory And Practice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Communities In Crisis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: European (Dis)Integration Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Gender And Sexualities In Global Context Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Parties And Politics In 21St Century Britain: Crisis Or Convergence? Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Seminar Series/Conference Organisation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Terrorism: Violent Threat And Security Response Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: The Rise (And Fall) Of The Welfare State In International Society Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Western Political Theory In/And Crisis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.
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