MA/PgDip International Relations and Globalisation
- Part-time study available
- Distance Learning
- Industrial Placement
- International students can apply
- Overseas study available
- Work placement opportunity
A good honours degree in social sciences or humanities, law, business, or related is expected. Students are expected to have a 2:1 classification, however, the 2:2 classification is considered for entry at PGDip level, to be advanced to MA level after the first term if all modules are passed at a 2:1 level.
International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English through IELTS with an overall band score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 5.5) TOEFL Paper Based Test score of 570 and TOEFL Internet Based Test score of 88 are proof of this.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
This course is particularly good for people who are interested in how the world is structured, organised, and full of twists and turns resulting from global political bargaining across governments and a range of emergent actors such as multinational corporations, civil society, and activist groups.
The interest in International Relations can come from a variety of life experiences, whether it is studying social sciences, history, geography, humanities or business studies at the undergraduate level; working overseas in other cultural environments; or just wanting to understand more about the power relations at the level of national and international actors and decision makers.
You will be writing and reading a lot during this course. You will need to devote a sufficient amount of time to the course for preparation for classes as well as reflection after sessions.
You will be giving presentations and contributing to class blogs so some knowledge of PowerPoint, social media and some experience in informal or public speaking will be useful.