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Online MA in International Relations

Put global theories into practice

Nottingham Trent University's (NTU) Online Masters in International Relations gives distance-learning students a flexible way to delve into this exciting field. Our comprehensive online course is designed to help you understand the complexities of international arenas, with opportunities to explore contemporary issues such as international security and terrorism.

With a strong emphasis on the value of theory in practice, NTU's Online International Relations Masters helps you get to grips with theoretical debates, ideas around global governance and the link between political economy and international security. This diverse experience of current theories and policies will prepare you for a number of different careers from government departments to international development agencies.

With International Relations teaching and research expertise from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, the Indian sub-continent, and Europe, you will be exposed to insights from every corner of the globe, helping you further your experience and career potential for jobs relevant to the International Relations field.

Joining NTU's International Relations program means tapping into a global community of learners. As you develop your skills, you'll also gain real-world experience with intercultural competency and a network of professionals from across the globe.

NTU’s Masters in International Relations online course will help you to:

  • examine the significance of international relations and evaluate its theoretical frameworks, concepts, and methodologies
  • critique key debates and communicate complex ideas
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge of international policy
  • evaluate qualitative and quantitative data and master advanced research methods
  • interact and exchange ideas with professionals from diverse backgrounds
  • demonstrate ethical insight in decision-making and problem-solving

Learn more about the curriculum.

Making you world-ready

To help you leverage the theories covered in the course, our Masters in International Relations course offers participation in our active international research community, with options to attend engaging seminars and conferences. We also prepare your debating, analytic and teamworking skills through regular workshops, simulations, and online debate forum.

Through practical experience, our International Relations online course gives you the intellectual tools and an instinctual understanding of international relations to ensure you can apply your knowledge anywhere in the world.

For me, the lecturers are what makes this course a success. They each have a speciality region and a passion for their own focus.

Robyn Sewter (UK)
International Relations, MA (campus course)

Direct experience

Nottingham Trent University's Online Masters in International Relations is designed to give you practical experience of the theories, policies, and practices essential to furthering your expertise and career potential in this exciting field.

Through simulations and active participation, you’ll learn the value of theoretical debating and develop a deep understanding of the link between political economy and security within the complex world of global politics.

Studying my MA in International Relations at NTU allowed me to expand my knowledge in a specific field whilst using different learning approaches and skills that are used worldwide.

Sumaiah Redwan (Saudi Arabia)
International Relations, MA (campus course)

Gain international insights with flexible online learning

Taught by an international team, with input from experts with regionally aligned expertise, this course will expose you to different perspectives, insights, and research approaches, giving you the competency and confidence to establish a relevant career anywhere in the world.

NTU is committed to offering highly relevant courses, tailored to fit around your lifestyle and career path. The Online International Relations Masters provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to interact with the curriculum, including:

  • video lectures
  • real-life case studies
  • interactive assignments
  • social interaction with a global student body
  • digital tools and resources

Why study an International Relations Masters at NTU?

You will benefit from:

  • practical implementation of theoretical approaches
  • a focus on global governance and contemporary issues
  • teaching and research expertise from around the world
  • practical relevance to a variety of private and public sector roles

Our dedication to delivering first-class, professional, research-led postgraduate courses is why students from more than 100 countries choose to study with us at NTU.

With courses and research informed by public, voluntary, and private-sector organisations, we can help you to further your career, research the subject you're passionate about, and become a specialist in the field of international relations.

Key Facts

  • 100% Online Masters in International Relations
  • from the School of Social Sciences
  • start dates in January, May, and September
  • 2.5 years in duration
  • entry requirements: Undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above)
  • £9,500 tuition fees

To find out more about NTU’s Online Masters in International Relations, complete our online form or call the admissions office on 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0) 115 9418419 (International).

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