University of East London

Course Introduction

The course enables students to develop a critical awareness of competing analytical frameworks in the study of international relations and deploy these in the analysis of specific questions and issues; the course provides students with: an advanced, comprehensive and critical understanding of the forces shaping state and interstate relations and global politics; an understanding of international order/disorder, decision making and insecurities; an appreciation of the context of international relations in terms of global inequalities, elite power and environmental risks.

Course Modules

Modules include: Critical theories international relations; global environmental politics; qualitative research methods for social scientists; dissertation; plus options from: cultural encounters in international relations; introduction to forced migration; migration, citizenship and social policy; development management in an international context; current issues and research in international law; law and policy in the Middle East.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st degree in a cognate area of study; under special circumstances and after interview, applicants without a 1st degree but with substantial professional experience may be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,860  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,310  Single Module. First year home fees