Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months | Flexible: 6 years
Start date: September 2020
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.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5
Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. All of our programmes are appropriate for students from any disciplinary background, although a degree in politics, economics, international relations or a related field is preferred. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account.
What will you study?
Philosophical issues in the social sciences
Introduction to both qualitative and quantitative research methods in politics and international relations
Politics of public policy
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
New UK/EU students: £3,868 year one
New international students: £8,225 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2020/21 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
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.