Course options

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Course summary

International Relations provides a critically important platform for understanding many of the key contemporary issues and debates of our times. This Master’s degree is an interdisciplinary programme, drawing upon politics, economics, history, sociology, international law, geography and cultural studies to explore global issues such as conflict, global inequalities, sovereignty and human rights. Students have the opportunity to examine complex political issues, such as religion and sectarianism, conflict and democratisation. The programme aims to prepare students for future study and research, as well as for potential employment in areas such as the diplomatic service, development agencies, the non-government sector, journalism, consultancy, international and regional organisations, and the public sector. Students join a thriving community of scholars and may have access to a range of extracurricular activities including external speakers and overseas study trips.


For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The programme is designed to expose you to a range of different forms of assessment and to develop a range of academic, professional and work-relevant skills such as public speaking. You will have the chance to develop written communication skills through essays, report writing and the Master's dissertation, all of which are designed to expand skills in professional and academic writing. Oral communication skills are also assessed, providing the opportunity to enhance your public presentation and public speaking abilities. The development of high-level research skills is a central feature of the programme. You will have the opportunity to develop these through the core research methods modules and apply them in your dissertation. Further research skills are also embedded in assessments throughout other core and option modules. Critical, analytical and reflexive thinking are central to all assessments. IT skills can be developed in many modules and include word processing, digital data management and presentation, statistical data handling, the use of electronic search engines and other resources. Assessment Feedback The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry requirements

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or an equivalent-level qualification from an overseas university). Candidates holding other qualifications or substantial relevant work experience, may be considered on an individual basis. International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £45 Credit
Northern Ireland £45 Credit
Scotland £45 Credit
Wales £45 Credit
International £84 Credit

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

International Relations at University of Lincoln - UCAS