Top 10 International Relations Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

A Masters in International Relations leads to a number of exciting career opportunities with graduates being sought after in governmental departments around the world, NGOs, and global companies.

This makes courses in International Relations very competitive and a combination of an excellent undergraduate degree in a relevant subject and work experience are both required to successfully gain a place, as well as an excellent personal statement.

Here's our lowdown of ten of the best Masters Degrees in International Relations*.

MA in International Relations – University of Bath

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Cost: £9,500 for UK and EU students / £17,000 for international students.

What You Will Study: This course at the University of Bath focuses on international relations issues, particularly international and European security. Students gain an understanding of the relationships between international power, global order, and institutions. Modules include topics such as Britain and Europe, Memory Culture, Foreign Policy Making and Analysis, and Organised Crime in Europe.

MPhil in International Relations – University of Oxford

Duration: 2 years full time.

Cost: £15,321 per year for UK and EU students / £22,356 per year for international students.

What You Will Study: Research methods, recent political history, and the conceptual and theoretical study of international relations.

MSc in International Relations – London School of Economics and Politics

Duration: 1 year full time / 2 years part time.

Cost: £21,576 for all students.

What You Will Study: At LSE you will study the advanced academic study into international relations and its involvement with your future career. Modules include International Institutions, European Defence and Security, China and the World, and Conflict and Peacebuilding.

MPhil in International Relations and Politics – University of Cambridge

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Cost: Between £15,300 for UK and EU students / £25,200 for international students.

What You Will Study: The course at the University of Cambridge aims to show students the breadth of possible study to enhance their understanding of International Relations and develop future academic research.

MA in International Relations Online (Blended Learning) – Freie Universitaet Berlin

Duration: 2 years part-time

Cost: €16,500 for all students.

What You Will Study: Both through online learning and attendance at four classes students gain a deeper understanding of International Relations as employees in government agencies, NGOs, and private enterprise.

Masters in International Relations – Leiden University

Duration: 1 year full-time.

Cost: €2,006 for Dutch and EU students / €16,600 for international students.

What You Will Study: Topics covered at Leiden University include European Union studies, the global order in a historical perspective, culture and politics, global conflict in the modern era, and global political economy.

MA in International Relations – King's College London

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Cost: £10,950 for UK and EU students / £19,650 for international students.

What You Will Study: Modules at King's College London cover topics such as ethics and human rights, war, international political economy, political violence, globalisation, and security.

MSc in Political Science specialising in International Relations, Diplomacy and Conflict Studies – University of Copenhagen

Duration: 2 years full-time.

Cost: No Fees for Danish and EU students / €10,000 per year for international students.

What You Will Study: Students at the Unibersity of Copenhagen will gain an understanding of International Relations particularly focusing on diplomacy and conflicts and gaining strong analytical skills.

MA in International Relations – University of Essex

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Cost: £7,200 for UK and EU students / £15,450 for international students.

What You Will Study: Modules at the University of Essex cover a range of subjects including global environmental issues, forecasting global trends, international security, conflict resolution, and democracies in Europe.

MSc in International Relations (Political Science) – University of Amsterdam

Duration: 1 year full time.

Cost: €2,006 for Dutch and EU students / €12,025 for international students,

What You Will Study: With a strong base in the 21st Century this course covers a broad range of topics including world religions, migration, environmental issues, and international political economy. The course is undertaken in English.

* SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES RANKINGS BY SUBJECT.

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