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University of Reading: Politics and International Relations

Institution University of Reading
Department Politics and International Relations
Telephone 0118 378 5289
Study type Taught


Enhance your research skills in politics and/or international relations with the MRes Politics and International Relations course.

This programme is excellent preparation for a PhD or for a research career with employers such as think-tanks and government departments.

You will have the freedom to tailor the programme to suit your particular research interests as you work on your specialist research dissertation.

This programme is suitable for graduates from any discipline. You can study it full time over one year, part time over two years, or on a flexible module-by-module basis over an extended period of up to six years.


We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for use in a variety of careers. Our graduates move on to a wide range of roles, including UK ambassadors, military officers, members of the SAS or intelligence analysts, bankers, political analysts, university lecturers, staff college lecturers, journalists, officials in international organisations or police officers.

Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, charitable foundations or Parliament.

Master of Research - MRes

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