Canterbury Christ Church University International Relations

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Canterbury Christ Church University International Relations

Getting to grips with the ever-changing shifts of international politics can be daunting. Our MSc in International Relations introduces you to the fundamental principles of global interaction, and refining your knowledge within specialist classes. You will learn in a systematic and engaging way about the origins, evolution and multifaceted character of the international political system, before turning to the Security Studies specialism, providing specialist insights on power, influence and governance within key national, regional and international structures. A fascinating and relevant degree supported in 2017 by a competitively-awarded Jean Monnet Studentship (£2000) as well as the possibility of in-house internships. Canterbury Christ Church University graduates are well placed to specialise in careers connected to key areas of international relations, enhanced with expertise in security.

You will follow five core modules, which provide a comprehensive foundation for the pathway as a whole. The modules are taught to all graduate students within the Politics/International Relations programme, introducing them to basic concepts, working approaches, research methodologies and current political dilemmas that help link the scholarly subject matter of International Relations, Politics and European Politics to real-world issues.

  • Research Methods 1, and Critical Issues: Shifting Perspectives (Autumn term)
  • Research Methods 2, and Advanced Research in Politics and International Relations (Spring term)
  • The MSc Dissertation (Spring and Summer terms)

All five of these graduate modules have been carefully and methodically laid out in a clear and comprehensive fashion, to prepare you in the most thorough and engaging way possible both to manage your accompanying specialism modules, and to then undertake the graduate dissertation that completes the totality of the degree pathway.

Designed in a thoroughly interdisciplinary manner with colleagues from across the school, the two Research Methods modules are specially designed to introduce graduate students to the fundaments of graduate study, and the subject-specific background and research requirements appropriate for International Relations, Politics, and European Politics.