University of Glasgow

International Relations [MRes]

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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If you are planning to pursue a research-intensive career or doctoral studies, including under the ESRC 1+3 scheme, this programme is designed for you. This degree provides a pathway to ESRC sponsored postgraduate fellowships. This programme offers you broad and informed knowledge of the central challenges in international relations and equips you with the analytical techniques and tools to analyse political data. You also gain a wide range of more general skills, including how to convey complex ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing. The MRes covers common material with the MSc in International Relations (MSc), and provides additional in-depth methodological training for those who want to pursue a PhD. It draws on recognised expertise in the fields of international relations theory, normative international theory, international security, international governmental organisations, non-state actors, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and a wide variety of country and regional expertise. You will benefit from a number of research and teaching initiatives at the University, including the Global Security Roundtable; The Glasgow Refugee, Asylum & Migration Network; The Glasgow Centre for International Development; and the Glasgow Human Rights Network.

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5.0 26/05/2019
About the course: I am quite happy about this University and courses are interesting and I enjoyed every bit of the course. They supported at every step and offered lots of opportunities. I would recommend it to everyone.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Tianmao Li
5.0 25/05/2019
About the course: The environment is multinational which helped me in improving myself in different aspects. The university should have accommodation on the campus itself.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Hannah Spencer
4.0 25/05/2019
About the course: I have had the time of my life there. There have been ups and downs but it was all worth it. It gave me the friends for life ad there is so much to do. They have so many activities to offer. I would highly recommend it to the people
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

International Relations
International Politics
Human Rights
IT Security
Network Training
Skills and Training
IT Development

Course programme

You will take 4 core and 2 optional courses. You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and undertake independent research.

Core courses
  • Challenges in international politics
  • International relations theory
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social science statistics 1.
Optional courses
  • China's international politics
  • Comparative European politics
  • Ethics in global politics
  • EU in international politics and development
  • Foreign policy of the United States
  • Globalisation and European integration
  • Human rights and global politics
  • Internet and civil society
  • Media and democracy.

Note: Some courses might not be available every year. You may also be able to choose from courses in the other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences.


The dissertation, written during the final phase of the programme, is your opportunity to explore your own specialist interest in International Politics and to demonstrate the research and writing skills you have developed.

Additional information

The MRes in International Relations provides a pathway to ESRC sponsored postgraduate fellowships, including the 1+3 scheme. Although it is based in Politics, students have the opportunity to approach the subject from a variety of disciplinary approaches through courses across the School of Social and Political Sciences, the School of Law, History, and other subjects.

The programme gives students key knowledge and analytical tools relevant to PhD study, but also to a career in a variety of settings related to international relations, such as international and...

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