University of Plymouth - MA International Relations: Security and Development

Programme designed for individuals interested in specific debates about global security, trade policy, development aid and conflict resolution.
  • University of Plymouth, England
  • 8300 £
  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • 05 June 2023

Course Information

This master’s degree programme will allow you to acquire a wider knowledge of the fundamental theories of international relations and international debates. You’ll gain a systematic and critical understanding of the discourse of development issues and will develop the capacity to apply critical evaluation and reasoning to policy-making in security and development.

This course will provide you with the ability to analyse thematic and institutional case studies of world order, global governance and international relations including security and developmental politics from a global perspective.


About the University / School

The University of Plymouth is an English public research university originally founded as the Plymouth School of Navigation back in 1862. With 18,410 students, it is the 57th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students. Apart from programmes delivered in a traditional way-on campus, Plymouth offers 100% online programmes.

The University of Plymouth is more than an institution. It is a community of learners committed to building an environment that is conducive to growth, diversity, and intellectual exploration. The University of Plymouth advances knowledge and transforms lives through excellence in teaching and world-class research. With a network of 145,000 graduates globally and the status of UK’s top 25 for teaching quality, according to The Times and The Sunday Times 2021, Plymouth university distinguishes itself from many other academic institutions.


Learning format

The programme is divided into four modules (each one of 30 credits), followed by dissertation (60 credits), and delivered 100% online.

Students are assessed based on individual progress they put in presentations and framed discussion of practical work and differ depending on each module.


Entry requirements

In order to qualify for the programme you need to meet the following entry criteria:

-  have a second-class honours UK/EU or equivalent degree or postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject area or an equivalent professional qualification of the CNAA in Politics/International Relations (a relevant subject area may include development studies, economics, public policy, history, geography, cultural studies, law, philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, business studies, modern languages, English literature, media studies and communications)

- demonstrate English language proficiency. If English is not your first language or you have limited experience of studying in English, you should be able to demonstrate English language skills equivalent to a minimum level of IELTS 6.5 overall (with a level of at least 5.5 in all components) or TOEFL written paper 600.

Apply before:

22 May 2023

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University of Plymouth - University of Plymouth - MA International Relations: Security and Development