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MA International Relations FAQs

Key information for the Online MA International Relations course

A selection of International Relations Masters FAQs:

When can I start the course?
There are three intakes per year: September, January, and May.

How long does the Online course take to complete?
The Online MA International Relations course can be completed in two and a half years.

How many hours per week are required?
The course will take approximately 12.5 to 15 hours per week.

Are classes held at specific times?
Our online course can be undertaken at any time of the day, giving you the flexibility to study when it suits you. Your assignments will have specified due dates that must be met.

How much will the Online MA in International Relations cost?
Tuition fees for the entire 2.5 year course are £9,500 and can be paid in modular instalments.
Fees are for the 2019/20 academic year intake and will not increase so long as you complete your studies within 3 years of enrolment.

Can I take the course while in full-time employment?
Yes, the course is well suited to students who have full-time work commitments or family obligations, and can be completed on a module-by-module basis.

What is an Online Masters in International Relations? 
International Relations is the study of the complex relationships and interconnectedness of different social, political, economic and legal issues within and between countries across the globe. Studying the complexities of the international arena in this way gives students the chance to gain a more informed world-view and think critically about the socio-political issues faced by nations around the world. 

Will I study international relations and politics?
Politics is a fundamental aspect of International Relations and this online course explores the impact of political decisions and problems around the world. While politics is integrated into the course as whole and runs throughout all the modules, there are also specific modules which focus on certain regional and global political issues such as the The Political Economy of (Under-)Development, Order and Power in Europe and The Rise and Fall of Hegemonic Powers: the USA, China and the Rest modules.

What topics will I study in an MA International Relations?
The Online Masters in International Relations course covers contemporary social, political and economic issues and theories around the world. Each module has focuses on a key issue in the international arena from security, conflict and terrorism to global movements and international governance. Learn more about the curriculum here

What do International Relations graduates do?
NTU's acclaimed teaching staff will help you develop the skills you need to maximise your career opportunities. A recent survey reports that 97% of our graduates are employed or progressed to further study within six months of completing our program; and research shows that 64% of employers value international experience as they make hiring decisions. Find out more.

I live outside of the United Kingdom. Why should I choose to study international relations online with NTU?
At Nottingham Trent University, we have been recognised for our success with international students because we have worked to develop a truly global experience. No matter where you come from, you'll benefit from diverse classmates, ideas, and NTU's international approach to education. This benefit is especially relevant in our International Relations program; As you learn new skills in intercultural competency, you'll put them to use each day in the online learning environment as you interact with your peers.

Do I have to come to campus to complete the course?
No, the entire course is completed online.

What are the admissions requirements?
Prospective students must have:
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above)

Start your journey today
To find out more about NTU’s Online MA International Relations, complete our online form or call the admissions office on 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0)115 941 8419 (International).