Master International Relations and Globalisation

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed firstly to examine key themes and debates in the development of international relations and the globalisation discourse. It then seeks, secondly, to provide a range of options that will enable you to deepen your understanding of particular aspects of these debates in the context of specific international processes and developments. London Metropolitan University's Governance and International Relations section (City campus) has a well-established reputation for research undertaken by its staff in Politics, International Relations, Development Studies and American Studies. In the most recent UK Higher Education Funding Council Research Assessment Exercise, the section was rated 3A for its research in Politics and International Relations (ie. standard of national excellence, with evidence of international excellence in some areas).
  • Entry requirements
    An undergraduate degree of at least lower second grade in a relevant discipline. Candidates with other qualifications may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • Academic title
    MA International Relations and Globalisation
  • Course description
    Course structure

    In the first semester you must take:

    -Theory and Research Methods in International Relations
    -Democratisation and Globalisation in International Relations

    You also choose one from the following optional modules:

    -The European Union and the Dynamics of European Integration
    -Strategic Change in the Global Environment
    -One Nation under God: Religion and Politics in the USA

    In the second semester you choose three options from a list of five:

    -US-European Relations in the Global System
    -Economic Globalisation and Domestic Adjustment In Britain, Germany and Italy
    -US Foreign Policy Since Vietnam
    -Globalisation and the Mass Media
    -Religion in International Relations

    You are required to produce a dissertation of 10,000 - 15,000 words by the end of the course.

    Assessment is typically by a mixture of unseen examinations and essays. The mix varies from module to module. An element of collective assessment may be required on the module in Contemporary Political Analysis.

    Career opportunities
    On completion of the MA, you may wish to continue to do further research. The degree is also of special benefit to anyone wishing to work for a public, private or administrative international organisation. Examples of areas in which graduates have found employment include education, marketing, and local and public services.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: one year, three evenings or equivalent per week
    Part-time (day/evening): two years, two evenings or equivalent per week.

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