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International Relations MSc

Mode Duration Start date
Full time 1 year
  • September 2014
Part time 2 years
  • September 2014

Choose Kingston's International Relations MSc

If you would like to gain an understanding of the forces of global politics and develop the skills to actively engage in the academic and professional discussions that are shaping the contemporary international agenda, this course is ideal. It strikes a careful balance between theoretical and practical elements of international relations and also offers a range of modules on international conflict and human rights.

What will you study?

You will explore the historical development of international relations and the key ideas that have shaped our understanding of the modern international system. You will 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.

You will study theoretical and policy debates concerning globalisation and underdevelopment. You will participate in a country case study to investigate financial flows, trade and investment.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at issues of human rights and international conflict.


Seminar presentation, essay or equivalent study, dissertation/applied research project.

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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