Politics and International Relations - Pathway in International Relations at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Politics and International Relations - Pathway in International Relations (Taught)

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Course summary

Discover how international affairs are conducted and gain insight into how nation states interact and cooperate. Explore the role of international and regional organisations. Investigate the causes of conflict and the possible solutions to restore peace and security. On this programme, you will analyse new challenges facing today’s global world, from climate change and migration to culture wars. This course enables you to develop the expertise to better understand how today's complex multi-polar world works. You will become equipped to pursue a wide range of careers in government, diplomacy or foreign affairs, international organisations, and many other fields in the public, private, or voluntary sectors. Why study this course?

  • Keele has a longstanding reputation for high quality research in Politics and International Relations
  • Opportunity to tailor your programme based on your interests and career aspirations
  • High staff-to-student ratio, small group teaching, supportive and inclusive learning environment
  • Research expertise in British, European, American, Middle East and international politics, and in international relations and security studies
The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations has a pathway structure, allowing you to gain knowledge and understanding of the key elements of the discipline and giving you the opportunity to focus on the topics, questions, and issues that interest you the most. We have pathways in International Relations, Global Security, Politics, and US Politics. Whichever pathway you choose, you will be taught by academic staff who are experts and have long-standing reputations within these areas. The International Relations pathway investigates how global affairs are conducted in an increasingly complex and fast-changing world. We examine the interaction of states within the traditional international political system and explore how and why these established structures and norms have come under strain from a series of unprecedented challenges. Our modules focus on a wide range of topics, including war, conflict, security, international diplomacy, development, human rights, migration, and environmental change. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: 2:2 degree in any humanities or social science subject

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the course page on the Keele University website: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/postgraduatestudy/postgraduatecourses/internationalrelations/
Politics and International Relations - Pathway in International Relations at Keele University - UCAS