The course offers an innovative, disciplined and intellectually challenging theoretical and empirical framework for the study of issues and perspectives within the international relations discipline. Various aspects of international politics are considered, including the dynamics of international social and political power relationships and conflicts. These are studied in the contexts of various historical continuities, discontinuities and contrasts, as well as in relation to political and social processes.
You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities; equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS overall score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening, 5.5 in Reading and 5.5 in Speaking or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.