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Kingston University: International Relations

Institution Kingston University View institution profile
Department Department of Politics
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


Reasons to choose Kingston – Lively discussion is encouraged, with visiting speakers, leading academics and figures from human rights and international organisations. Recent speakers include the Palestinian ambassador to the UK and the former Belarusian leader. – You will be taught by highly acclaimed academics and experts in international relations, politics, human rights and international conflict. – Teaching for the course employs innovative and inclusive methods, including games and simulations, case studies, workshops, role playing, and group work.

About this course This course explores the development of international relations and the key ideas that have shaped our understanding of the modern system.

You will examine institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union, and study debates concerning globalisation and underdevelopment.

Through a flexible choice of option modules, you may tailor the course to your interests. Specialisms include international political economy, conflict, security and human rights. In a dissertation, you will study an area of interest in further depth, with one-to-one support and expert supervision.

Example modules – The Theory and Practice of International Relations – International Political Economy – Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights

Career opportunities This course can help you start or develop a career in research, advocacy and policy, for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), diplomatic services, inter-governmental organisations think tanks or in journalism.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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