Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course explores the historical development of international relations and the key ideas that have shaped understanding of the modern international system. Learners also receive a clear overview of the actors and institutions that operate in the contemporary international environment, such as the United Nations, the United States and the European Union.

Course Modules

Modules include: Applied research project; dissertation; research skills; the theory and practice of international relations; applied research and work placement; conflict theory and resolution; contemporary issues and case studies in security and conflict; cybercrime: context, form, risk, and regulation; environmental politics: movements and ideas; from state to global politics; human rights: architectures, actors, activism; international political economy; nationalism and modernity; political communication, advocacy and campaigning; strategies for achieving human rights; terrorism, political violence and human rights; freedom, censorship and subversion; from mass media to new media: theories, approaches, applications; influencing crime and justice policy; media and cinema in a global context; critical perspectives on politics; genocide and crimes against humanity; globalisation in an age of US hegemony; starry eyed and laughing: music, film and politics.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class degree or equivalent in a related area; or relevant non'certified learning; or an appropriate combination of certificated and non'certificated learning; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,650  Academic year. First year home fees