University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Comparisons of various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts are employed within the contexts of social processes and international relations. The course considers various aspects of the international order and international politics, including the dynamics of international social and political power relationships as well as the role of violence, peace and war in the rise of the modern state, competing perspectives on the human sciences. These topics are studied comparatively in relation to governmental, political and social processes and in the contexts of various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree, 1st Class or upper 2nd Class or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome; if you hold or are expecting to gain a good 1st degree in an unrelated subject, you may be required to complete the University's Summer School module in international relations or an equivalent approved by the course admissions tutor. If your 1st language is not English, an attainment of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must be demonstrated. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £3,250  Academic year. First year home fees