Queen Mary University of London International Relations

Queen Mary University of London International Relations

Queen Mary University of London International Relations

International Relations

L250 BA (Hons) 3 years

 

 

 

 

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Overview

International Relations (IR) covers the broad themes and theories associated with the study of IR such as the state system, development, security, conflict and globalisation. It also draws on the School’s distinctive expertise in a number of areas which include British, French, European, American, Latin American, African and Middle Eastern Politics. You will undertake the historical study of IR, from the 1870s including the ‘scramble for Africa’, through to the Cold War, the origins of the war on terror, the financial crisis and the Arab Spring. You will learn how to apply these theories and reflect on their relevance through the use of both historical and contemporary examples.

Year abroad option 

This programme can also be taken with a year abroad at one of our partner universities which takes place in the third year of your programme. You will be able to explore the relationship between international and comparative politics, as well as examine the international politics of specific regions. Studying a year abroad will help to expand your knowledge of another culture and even learn a new language. All teaching is delivered in English. Please note that entry requirements vary for the year abroad programme. Click here to find out more.

Why study International Relations at QMUL?

We’re an expanding School and pride ourselves on the friendly and informal approach of our great teachers. You’ll get one-to-one supervision for your dissertation and our small seminar groups are all led by academic staff. You will learn from academics at the cutting-edge of their fields, who are contributing to our understanding of the subject. Our staff have diverse research interests, and this is reflected in the choice of modules available to students.

There are huge benefits to studying politics in London, with national political institutions, party headquarters, high-profile international organisations and think-tanks all based here. At QMUL, we exploit our location to the full, inviting a range of high-profile and inspiring speakers to the campus.

QMUL is also home to the Mile End Institute, a major policy centre. Drawing on its unique location within a Russell Group University situated in London’s East End, it brings together policymakers, academics and diverse local communities to address the major political challenges in the UK. They hold a number of exciting and engaging events throughout the year that are open to students. Recent speakers at the Mile End Institute include Nick Clegg, Diane Abbott and Michael Heseltine.

International Relations

MA ( 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time )

 

 

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Postgraduate Open Afternoon

  • What are the main characteristics of the international order?
  • How has globalisation changed international relations?
  • To what extent is the international order based on conflict or cooperation?
  • How is the global financial crisis affecting international politics?
  • Do foreign military interventions in civil wars help or hinder peace-making?
  • Why are economic resources so unevenly spread across the world, and what are the prospects for global justice?

If you are interested in these questions and are excited at the prospect of exploring them with like-minded individuals, but your circumstances or commitments make is difficult for you to attend university, then our online International Relations MA is for you. The programme offers challenging and thought-provoking modules to help you formulate your answers, and a lively, intelligent group of students and academics with which to debate and exchange ideas.

The programme can also be studied as Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate.

For more details about the programme, entry requirements, fees and contact information, please use the following link Queen Mary Digital

 

Why study International Relations at QMUL?

The school has particular strengths in international security, conflict and war, the political economy of North-South relations, international political theory, Middle East politics, and the transition from the Cold War to the contemporary post-Cold War world. This programme is led by research active staff, who are responding to the very latest global events, so content is very timely.

You will also learn from academics at the cutting-edge of their fields, who are contributing to our understanding of the subject. The diversity of our staff and students, and the local area, mean that QMUL is a great place to study International Relations.

Facilities

You will have access to QMUL’s comprehensive libraries, which include extensive online resources. You will also be able to use the main University of London Library at Senate House. The British Library can also be easily accessed as a research resource.

The School of Politics and International Relations runs a lively range of extra-curricular seminars and groups at that you can attend to complement your studies, including events run by our various research centres.

If you are a Distance Learning Student, as well as online lectures, your course materials will be also available online and you will also receive the support of a dedicated tutor.