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Course summary

Overview In our ever-shrinking world, the need for different nations and peoples to co-exist presents both challenges and opportunities. By understanding these, you give yourself a greater chance of thriving in the international arena. For future-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy, international public service, international affairs or international commerce, an MA International Relations degree from Middlesex University is an important stepping-stone. Why study MA International Relations at Middlesex University? This degree is ideal for those looking to broaden their skill set. Our London location attracts students from all across the world, which provides a natural environment for sharing national perspectives and cultural beliefs. Our knowledgeable teaching staff, including Dr Tunc Aybak (geopolitics)and Dr Peter Hough (security) are all prominent specialists in their field of research and bring this expert knowledge to their teaching.


Modules Foreign Policy Analysis: Geopolitical Perspectives (20 Credits)- Compulsory Global Security (20 Credits) - Compulsory Politics of Globalisation (20 Credits)- Compulsory Research and Practice Skills (20 Credits)- Compulsory Plus one of the below modules Dissertation (60 Credits)- Optional Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits)- Optional Optional modules- (20 Credits worth) Environmental Law and Governance Global Criminology and Policing Environmental Policy and Ethics Global Governance for Sustainable Development Sustainable Development and Human Rights Migration: Theories & Approaches Integrated work Learning Political Violence & Terrorism Law & Policy of the World Trade Organisation International Organisations and Dispute Resolution International Human Rights Law Business and Human Rights Citizenship, the Right to Nationality and Statelessness

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, In a relevant area: any social science or humanities subject (e.g. sociology, history, development studies, social policy, geography, philosophy, degrees in law, business studies, management, psychology and similar subjects that have some political components). Applicants who have degrees in other subject areas will be considered if they have appropriate experience in working in government, public administration or international organizations (for example people working in London embassies) applicants should submit a CV at point of application outlining their experience. Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9600 Year 1
Scotland £9600 Year 1
Wales £9600 Year 1
Channel Islands £9600 Year 1
EU £16800 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
International Relations at Middlesex University - UCAS