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MA International Relations - An Overview
LJMU's innovative MA International Relations provides a grounding in key theories while examining in depth issues of enduring international significance.
This fascinating programme takes an expanded definition of International Relations and covers a range of subjects from economics, politics, law and culture to examining the actions of international organisations, nation-states and non-state actors.
It provides you with an essential grounding in international relations theory and also provides a range of specialist modules which examine in depth issues of enduring international significance: conflict, the United Nations, international affairs in the Asia-Pacific region, and the role of humanitarian actions by state and non-state actors.
This programme has been designed to enhance your career prospects in international relations-related fields including government and non-government sectors. It exposes you to the careers available and enables you to network with people in the field.
By enrolling on to this degree, you will benefit from;
Developing your own international relations perspective and choose how to actively engage with world affairs
Hearing from experts and practitioners in the field of International Relations
availing the option to study abroad for either a semester or a year with one of our overseas partners
availing the option to do a year-long work placement in an international-related organisation
Participating in field trips to visit and understand the complex workings of institutions and think tanks
Joining a highly motivated and research active academic community
Attending the Perspectives in IR research seminar series
Programme Structure, Courses and Specification
The degree takes an expanded definition of what is International Relations and covers a range of subjects from economics, politics, law and culture to examining the actions of international organizations, nation-states and non-state actors.
It provides you with an essential grounding in international relations theory and a range of specialist modules, which examine in-depth issues of enduring international significance, such as conflict, state-building, and the role of multilateral organizations.
Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.