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MSc International Relations (Security Studies)

Year of entry

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Getting to grips with the ever changing shifts of international politics can be daunting. Our MSc in International Relations introduces you to the fundamental principles of global interaction, and refining your knowledge within specialist classes. You will learn in a systematic and engaging way about the origins, evolution and multifaceted character of the international political system, before turning to the Security Studies specialism, providing specialist insights on power, influence and governance within key national, regional and international structures. Canterbury Christ Church University graduates are well placed to specialise in careers connected to key areas of international relations, enhanced with expertise in security. 

"A Masters in International Relations at Christ Church is an excellent passport for careers in an ever widening field. We have seen very recently how much in demand experts in different fields of international work will be in the future, and this course offers invaluable development, learning and opportunities. From human rights to environmental standards, and NATO to NAFTA you will have the chance to prepare for a challenging and exciting future. Building on the recognised expertise and high reputation of the university in these fields this is a demanding but very rewarding course."

mark-hammond-70-x-70Mark Hammond Visiting Professor in Public Administration, Politics and International Relations, Canterbury Christ Church University

The new MSc in International Relations offered at Canterbury Christ Church University is established upon a firm foundation of research  led teaching, using innovative and blended learning methods, expertise driven insights, and a clear commitment to guiding and supporting all facets of graduate student development. 

Our International Relations programmes will provide you with the opportunity to gain comprehensive conceptual knowledge of the prime structures and interconnections that make up international relations, and an indispensable practical understanding of national, institutional, legal, political, economic and sociocultural actors of the global community. 

The 2019 MSc in International Relations is offered with a specialism in Security Studies, allowing you to gain an especially strong understanding of the role of power and influence, the distribution of authority and governance within national, regional and international modes of security, and the principles driving the narratives and practices of security. 

Offered both full and part-time, Canterbury Christ Church University’s innovative MSc in International Relations will help you tackle the ‘big issues’ in international politics with confidence and curiosity, equipping you for career paths in local, national, and international arenas thanks to innovative modules and a ‘calling card’ thesis.

Through a combination of core and specialist modules, the MSc in International Relations is constructed around a series of modules that will help you analyse the multifaceted origins, evolution and conflictual development of the international political system. 

You will explore the analytical application of a range of the core theories and contemporary concepts that make up the canon of International Relations. You will also interrogate the relative merits and shortcomings of ideologies, political, economic and socio-cultural philosophies, structures of power, and systems of governance across in order to better understand the global political system. 

Modules on International Relations (as well as the Security Studies specialism) are comprised of formal lectures on key themes of IR, security and globalisation, and interactive seminars that explore global actors, structures, and policies, making use of a robust range of teaching and learning styles to deconstruct this complex and fast changing subject area. 

Based on nationally recognized, award winning teaching styles, graduate classes are engaging and interactive, ranging from simulation games that reflect the actual workings of an international institution or a given security actor, to negotiation-based group work, as well as the analysis of key international policy texts, treaties or conventions, Students are encouraged to produce work in the form of briefing notes, blogs and pieces of advocacy, all focusing on contemporary challenges to the international structure, ensuring that students completing the MSc in International Relation graduate with an advanced knowledge of their chosen area through the most contemporary pedagogic styles. 

Module Information

You will follow five core modules, which provide a comprehensive foundation for the pathway as a whole. The modules are taught to all graduate students within the Politics/International Relations programme, introducing them to basic concepts, working approaches, research methodologies and current political dilemmas that help link the scholarly subject matter of International Relations, Politics and European Politics to real-world issues.

Research Methods 1 Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

This module is designed to equip students with theoretical, conceptual and practical research skills at an advanced level of study. The module will examine typical sociological, political science and psychological research questions in relation to the methodologies used to answer them. Students will explore the epistemological issues surrounding quantitative and qualitative approaches and the ways in which these considerations produce different types of knowledges which will be examined in the context of their theoretical traditions. The module will cover introductory methods training in tools such as ethnography, narrative, statistical and discourse analytical methods. Students will use SPSS and NVivo in the physical application of these analysis approaches. This model enhanced autonomous skill development and fosters the ability of students to make professional academic judgments about the application of research methods to their specific research question.

Research Methods 2 Advanced Research Methodology

Research Methods 2: Advanced Research Methodology aims to provide detailed and in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of: advanced quantitative and qualitative theoretical approaches to social research. Advanced research design, data collection, and data analysis tools within the social, psychological and political sciences will be the main focus. The module is designed to allow students to develop their MSc dissertation proposal by focusing on hypothesis and research question development, methodological issues, literature review, structural and content concerns, and the overall management of a larger piece of research in social sciences.

Advanced Principles of International Relations

This module will introduce students to key schools of thought, overarching concepts and definitions from within Politics and International Relations, and their practical application in international affairs. We will utilise theories and analytical frameworks which best aid our understanding of the concepts which are central to our discipline. Bringing together different topics such as climate change, populism and racism, and discussing these in light of leading theories within Politics and International Relations, the module will demonstrate how theories help to understand complex phenomena and therefore provide an analytical frame within the study of Politics and International Relations.

Critical Issues in Politics and International Relations: Shifting Perspectives

The aim of this module is to engage with contemporary political topics and discuss and analyse these through the lenses of different methodological approaches used in Politics and International Relations. Looking at a variety of contemporary debates in Politics and International Relations (for example, migration, minority rights, war and conflict, peace-building, morality and politics, political leadership), students will engage in discussions on the relevance of these themes for contemporary debates in the media and daily politics. The module engages in a multi-disciplinary approach, and brings together different perspectives and scholarship in Politics and IR.

Contemporary Security (Specialised Module 1)

This module provides an in-depth discussion of new security issues: applying established International Relations security theories to contemporary issues, students taking this module will learn about the most influential theoretical approaches and the most pressing global issues. By challenging the dominance of the Realist/Liberal discourse in IR, the module will highlight how contemporary approaches such as Securitization, Feminist Approaches and Post-Colonial Ideas have shaped our understanding of security studies and have allowed us as researchers and students to move beyond the focus on state-centric security issues.

Security in the Digital Age (Specialised Module 2)

The module starts by discussing the political and social context of our time (that of late or post-modernity), focusing on the work of authors such Bauman, Castells and Beck, then moving to a more contextualised discussion of the redefinition of security and associated concepts in the digital age. The second part of the module focuses on a number of issue areas that result from these technological changes: the use of outer space, cyberspace (with discussions centred round issues such as cyber war, cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism and cyber-espionage), but also developments in robotics, sciences and the progressive use of simulations and other virtual scenarios in security and war related contexts. The last part of the module will invite students to rethink the political space of security as a tool of control, order and power.

Dissertation

Students are required to complete a 18,000 word dissertation. The subject of the dissertation is chosen by the students, and they will be supported by a member of staff who will act as their supervisor throughout the writing process. The aim of the dissertation is for the student to apply their knowledge gained in the specialised modules to a specific topic, and demonstrate that they can apply the methodological debates from Research Methods 1 and 2 to a larger piece of individual research in social science.

MSc in International Relations (Security Studies)

Research Methods 1
Research Methods 2

Advanced Research in Politics and International Relations (20 Credits)
Critical Issues: Shifting Perspectives (20 Credits)
Contemporary Security 
(20 Credits)
Security in the Digital Age 
(20 Credits)
Dissertation: Assessing Security Studies (60 Credits)

You will follow 5 core modules, which provide a comprehensive foundation for the pathway as a whole. The modules are taught to all graduate students within the Politics/International Relations programme, introducing them to basic concepts, working approaches, research methodologies and current political dilemmas that help link the scholarly subject matter of International Relations to real world issues. 

Autumn Term: 

Core Modules: Research Methods 1, and Advanced Principles in Politics and International Specialist Module: Contemporary Security 

Spring Term: 

Core Modules: Research Methods 2, and Critical Issues 

Specialist Module: Security in a Digital Age 

Spring and Summer Terms: 

The MSc Dissertation in International Relations 

All five of these graduate modules have been carefully and methodically laid out in a clear and comprehensive fashion, to prepare you in the most thorough and engaging way possible both to manage your accompanying specialism modules, and to then undertake the graduate dissertation that completes the totality of the degree pathway. 

Designed in a thoroughly interdisciplinary manner with colleagues from across the school, the two Research Methods modules are specially designed to introduce graduate students to the fundaments of graduate study, and the subject specific background and research requirements appropriate for International Relations. 

The working practices and methods laid out in the two Research Methods modules provide students with the historical and theoretical foundations of social and political science, and then move on to examine the full range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, analytical, methodological and writing skills. The objectives of these two core courses are reinforced in the two associated core modules: Advanced Principles in Politics and International Relations, which provides a robust overview of classical theories, their contemporary analysis, and their real-world application. This is followed in Semester Two by the Critical Issues module, in which you will gain a genuinely multi dimensional perspective on international structures, dilemmas and challenges. Both these core modules are fascinatingly multidisciplinary in their construction, allowing you to gain a genuinely multi dimensional perspective of the classic theories, and contemporary that comprise the world of international relations, and the particular challenges of your Security specialism. 

Attention is paid to developing transferrable skills in all five of these core modules, generating a variety of viable research skills and techniques, a range of written outputs, and increasing confidence in giving oral presentations. From this foundation of 80 credits, you then take another 40 credits of taught modules, deepening your Security specialism, and further preparing you for your selected dissertation topic. 

We believe that the dissertation is the culmination of the postgraduate learning experience in International Relations, drawing upon the wide range of intellectual and skills developed throughout the degree pathway, and providing an extended opportunity for you to undertake independent work, display individual thought, and take responsibility for the management of your own learning. We therefore take special care in working with students to identify a workable and interesting dissertation topic that enables them to produce an engaging piece of work that contributes originally to an outstanding issue in international relations. 



An MSc in International Relations will provide you with an exceptionally wide knowledge base, allowing you to command both the organising principles and nuanced specifics of the contemporary regional, international and global structure. 

This innovative, relevant and marketable degree will ensure you with a refined understanding of international relations as a whole, as well as the role and application of your Security Studies specialism. 

In order to complete this demanding degree, you will be able to thoroughly and expertly use a wide range of sources and forms of information to critically assess the contemporary international structure, its various distributions of power and influence, and ensuing forms of authority and governance within national, regional and international modes. You will also be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the numerous forms of security, from the canon of securitisation studies to myriad practical examples of political, economic, social and even cultural security implicit in the concept of a world that is increasingly interdependent and yet predisposed to enduring state structures. As such, you will emerge with an enduring understanding of both the contemporary international structure, in terms of its various distributions of power, wealth and interactive mechanisms of governance, from traditional sovereign units to international level structures. 

Throughout the year, you will be provided with curriculum based expertise informed by the IRoriented research activities and policy specialisms of the staff. This promotes a depth of intellectual inquiry and a practical quality to the debate amongst other students within and beyond the classroom, which you will subsequently convert into concise and clearheaded thinking in future roles. You will also emerge with the tools to operate in a culturally and socially sensitive learning and working environment. 

Further transversal graduate skills obtained include comparative, analytical, research and writing based tools facilitated by the curriculum requirements, as well as the opportunities to fine tune skills in oral presentation, group work and sustained individual research. 

Students graduating from our MSc degrees in Politics and International Relations have gone on to work in the diplomatic service, for non-governmental organisations, in the civil service, and in the private sector. 

 

I am Nigerian, with a background in English Literature and journalism. I have always worked in the Engineering sector as a business developer. I studied an MSc in International Relations with a Security focus at Canterbury Christ Church University, and completed my degree in 2019. The MSc served as a stepping stone for my career and opened me up to more diverse intercultural settings and helped with my critical thought. I currently work in an International aviation charity MAF where they have offices in over 20 countries and a fleet of over 140 planes. My current role is International Recruitment Officer with a focus on attraction, sourcing, and Talent acquisition. I manage all phases of full cycle recruiting, from initial sourcing and screening through offer negotiations, placement and on boarding.

Kemi Akinjare, MSc in International Relations, 2018/19
International Recruitment Officer, Internation aviation charity MAF

I chose to study an MSc degree in International Relations with a Security Studies Specialism at Canterbury Christ Church University for various reasons: it’s innovative teaching methods, the excellent research skills it provides, and the dedication and enthusiasm of its lecturers. After completing a first-class thesis with the support and guidance of the academic staff at the Politics and International Relations office, I gained a place on the school’s PhD programme. In addition to my formal studies, in October of 2019, I was lucky to be accepted onto the GenerationUK programme run by the British Council. This programme allowed me to intern in China, Shenzhen, for two months at an Organisation called Captivating International whose main aim is to end poverty for women and girls in Western China. A month after coming back from China, I was employed by Migrant Help as a Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Advisor, part of the government’s Scheme which aims to resettle vulnerable Syrian refugees.

I work closely with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Home Office to resettle Syrian Refugees presently in Lebanon and Jordan into the UK.  I believe these opportunities would have been difficult to achieve if it was not for the support and excellent teaching, I received during my time at CCCU. My modules were structured in such a way that they were able to equip and guide my career choices. The staff provide an amazing support network. I urge prospective students that are hoping to join CCCU to take every opportunity and challenge that comes their way. Do not be afraid by setbacks, enjoy and gain as much experience as you can.

Kumba Kruballye, MSc in International Relations, 2018/19. 
Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Advisor, Migrant Help

I enrolled on the full-time masters course in European Politics (MSc) in September 2018, and graduated in January 2020 with a distinction. Prior to my enrolment on the course I completed my undergraduate degree in Politics at CCCU. I decided to apply for a masters in European Politics as during my undergraduate degree I developed a keen interest in this subject area. My undergraduate dissertation focussed on the Eurozone and the performance of the Euro as a single currency, I thoroughly enjoyed researching policy within the European Union and I wanted to further develop my academic skills as well as my knowledge base by continuing my study in this area. The course enabled me to rigorously engage with topics through a variation of assessments such as extended essays, simulations and blog posts. I am currently working as an administrator at the University for post-graduate programmes, covering Psychology, Politics and Sociology as well as Human and Life Sciences. I plan to study for a PhD in the near future, focusing on European policy integration.

Fennel Wellings, MSc in European Politics, 2018/19, Postgraduate Programmes Administrator, Canterbury Christ Church University

After completion of bachelor's degree in English and French language, I pursued further studies in the Master's degree programme 'European Politics with Diplomacy Specialism' at the CCCU (year of graduation, 2017). It was an opportunity to develop myself beyond my engeneering skills as well as to study, interact and share knowledge with world renowned experts in politics. One of the many benefits of studying in the UK was the language itself. Currently, I am developing a career in the field of diplomacy as an officer at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

Lucia Bačová, MSc in European Politics, 2016/17, Officer, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

I embarked upon my academic journey at Canterbury Christ Church University in September 2013 pursuing the esteemed BSc Policing (Hons) programme. The fundamental reasons for undertaking this degree were to fill an academic void in my education, to enhance my career prospects and as a result of being told that I was incapable of doing it. Being awarded the most developed student on the programme on achieving this qualification served to bolster my yearning to further my studies. I developed an appetite for acquiring more knowledge and a better understanding of the role of power and influence.  I had a burning desire to understand how the international political stage plays out, including factors alluding to decisions taken on the world stage.  This drove me to the next phase of my academic development.

In 2017 I found my academic niche in the MSc International Relations with specialism in Security Studies. Embarking upon this programme with the aim of injecting my policing experience and previous studies has been tremendous. However, this qualification has not been achieved without its challenges. As a family man, fulltime worker and a carer, some perseverance was required. Furthermore, with all my commitments, as during my undergraduate programme, I could only study part-time, earning a respectable Merit in two years and graduating in January 2020. Nevertheless, the expert management of the programme coupled with an excellent support system did not only make it possible but enjoyable as well. This MSc programme has widened the scope of my policing career and the future is very promising.

Culbert Garraway, MSc International Relations (Security Studies), 2018/19

The MSc in International Relations programme utilises a wide range of innovative teaching and learning methods, including: 

  • Interactive lectures 
  • Practical classes 
  • Workshops 
  • Virtual learning environments 
  • Seminars 
  • Simulation games 
  • Problem based learning group work 
  • Tutorials with supervisors, where graduate students will study in an informative, engaging, stimulating and participative environment. 

The MSc in International Relations will assist you in developing a range of communication skills, helping you to then tackle the disciplinary content of your pathway, develop your confidence regarding the advanced management of a wide range of information (i.e. comprehension, analysis, description, critical thinking) and improve your overall range of understanding and knowledge. 

Modules themselves, both core and specialism, comprise formal presentations by core and guest lecturers, with a wide range of interactive Q&A, individual presentations, group work, simulation games and workshop methods designed to allow students to get the very most out of each weekly session. 

In course contact hours are supplemented by a wide range of module based support on the Blackboard VLE used by CCCU, which will allow you to engage in blended learning beyond the classroom, whilst still receiving support and direction by your module convenors. Weekly office hours are offered by all course moderators, while  

individuated support from module convenors, thesis supervisors and university support staff ensures students receive support at all phases of their graduate development. 

Graduate modules are generally four hours in duration per week, with three modules offered each semester (e.g. Research Methods 1, Advanced Politics and International Relations, and Contemporary Security in 

Semester, which ensures a manageable balance in terms of working hours, and a reliable method of acclimatizing students to the rigors of preparing a complete thesis during the Spring and Summer Semesters. 

Taught modules (both core and specialist) are offered during Autumn and Spring terms, for a duration of 12 weeks, comprising an average of 50 teaching hours, and 200 hours of independent. student learning (e.g. 4 hours of independent preparation for each hour in the classroom). 

Students can also expect to have assessment returned, with thorough, relevant and personalized feedback within a maximum of three weeks of submission, via the Blackboard VLE. Subsequent discussions are then encouraged in order to ensure a positive trajectory in terms of student performance, within and across the core and specialist modules. 

Core and specialist lectures and seminars are delivered by Politics/IR staff; guest lecturers are drawn in from other departments and faculties across the university; doctoral students are occasionally invited to share their perspective on their research. 

The vast majority of teaching on all three of our graduate pathways is provided by our fully  accredited and full time Politics/IR staff, not by graduate students. 

Students of the MSc in International Relations will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, briefing notes, book reviews, portfolios, individual and group oral presentations, action research, political role play, simulations, standard examinations, as well as a sustained piece of academic work in the form of a thesis, all of which take account of two key interdependent aspects: 

  • The acquisition of relevant knowledge and understanding in the area of International Relations; and 
  • The development of academic style and practical skills in the area of International Relations and the Security Studies Specialism. 

Accordingly, assessment procedures are designed to test the acquisition and needs of graduate students in terms of their newly attainment and management of broad areas of knowledge and understanding in their chosen subject area, as well as the various transferrable skills by which that knowledge is acquired. 

Fees

2020/21 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time £7,970 £13,000
Part-time £3,985 N/A

Alumni of Canterbury Christ Church University are eligible for a 20% discount on this course, subject to terms and conditions.

Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2020/21 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.

Government loans of up to £11,222 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2020. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

The rules around course eligibility mean that in some cases it may depend on how you are studying (full-time or part-time) as to whether you can apply for a postgraduate loan. To check whether your course is eligible, you can  email the Student Fees Team or call 01227 923 948.

Read more about  postgraduate masters student loans.

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

Our standard offer for accepting students onto the MSc in International Relations is a 2:2, preferably in directly relatable subjects within the social and political sciences, although cognate subjects including history, law, comparative studies, or the broader range of sociology and psychology, and English will also be considered providing undergraduate marks obtained are robust enough. This is in addition to two letters of recommendation, and a brief personal statement outlining interest and areas of specialism being considered, as well as a complete CV.

The University has a well-established Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) structure in operation. Students without previous qualifications may be accepted as part of this process. If you are unsure  whether your qualifications are appropriate please  contact us directly: ppspostgraduate@canterbury.ac.uk

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MSc In International Relations (Security Studies) apply
Canterbury 1 year full-time September 2020
MSc In International Relations (Security Studies) apply
Canterbury 2 years part-time September 2020

For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online.

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UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 1 year full-time
    2 years part-time

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  • Teaching 24th September

Entry requirements

  • Our standard offer for accepting students onto the MSc in International Relations is a 2:2 or above, preferably in directly relatable subjects within the social and political sciences, including previous study in the area of international relations, although cognate subjects including history, law, comparative studies, or the broader range of sociology and psychology will also be considered providing undergraduate marks obtained are robust enough. If you are unsure whether your qualifications are appropriate please contact us directly: ppspostgraduate@canterbury.ac.uk.

    If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.

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