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Politics master's students at the School of Social Sciences
MA International Relations (Standard)
Gain the skills needed for a variety of careers in international politics.

MA International Relations (Standard) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject.

Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Useful information;

  • There is NO application fee.
  • International (non UK/EU) are advised to apply by 1 June.
  • UK/EU can apply up until 1 September.
  • We DO NOT require references, but please indicate the names of two referees on your form and we will request them if necessary.
  • Writing sample NOT required.
  • Personal statement NOT required.
  • This course is very popular and therefore we advise that you apply early to avoid disappointment

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MA Y Y N N

Course overview

  • You are interested in developing a deeper knowledge and understanding of critically-orientated international relations
  • You want to conduct research into pressing global issues such as foreign policy, gender, global ethics, environmental politics and terrorism
  • You are looking to develop the specialist skills necessary for a range of policy-focused political careers

Course Director: Dr Jess Gifkins, email; jess.gifkins@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 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,750
    International students (per annum): £9,250

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.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
0161 275 1296
Email
Website
http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/politics/
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