Middlesex University London

MA International Relations

In our ever-shrinking world, the need for different nations and peoples to co-exist presents both challenges and opportunities. By understanding these, you give yourself a greater chance of thriving in the international arena. For future-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy, international public service, international affairs or international commerce, an MA International Relations degree from Middlesex University is an important stepping-stone.

This degree is ideal for those looking to broaden their skill set. Our London location attracts students from all across the world, which provides a natural environment for sharing national perspectives and cultural beliefs.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree, or above, or equivalent in any subject
  • IELTS 

    6.5 (with 6.0 in each component)

    *MA Scriptwriting – must have minimum 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and a minimum 7.0 in Written component

  • TOEFL (IBT) 

    87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading)

    *MA Scriptwriting - written component must be minimum 27

  • GCSE/IGCSE/O‐Level/International Cambridge O Level English (as a first or second language) 

    Grade C or 4 if taken in England since September 2016

    MA Scriptwriting overall grade B/3

Career Prospects

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • C

    ivil Service fast streamer.

  • Diplomatic service officer.

  • Government social research officer.

  • Intelligence analyst.

  • International aid/development worker.

  • Policy officer.

  • Political risk analyst.

  • Public affairs consultant.

Course Details

This course will help you understand modern international events and developments through the application of theory to contemporary case studies.

Four core plus two optional modules are completed over terms one and two, with a Dissertation period in term three. Each module is worth 20 credits, except the Dissertation and Work Integrated Learning modules which are worth 60 credits each. The Work Integrated Learning module may be chosen to replace the Dissertation with prior agreement.*


Foreign Policy Analysis: Geopolitical Perspectives (20 Credits)- Compulsory
Global Security (20 Credits) - Compulsory
Politics of Globalisation (60 Credits)- Compulsory
Research and Practice Skills (20 Credits)- Compulsory
one of the below modules:
Dissertation (60 Credits)- Optional
Work Integrated Learning (60 Credits)- Optional

Optional modules- (20 Credits worth)

Environmental Law and Governance
Global Criminology and Policing
Environmental Policy and Ethics
Global Governance for Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development and Human Rights
Migration: Theories & Approaches
Integrated work Learning
Political Violence & Terrorism
Law & Policy of the World Trade Organisation
International Organisations and Dispute Resolution
International Human Rights Law
Business and Human Rights
Citizenship, the Right to Nationality and Statelessness

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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