MA in International Relations


Program Description

  • Start dates: Monthly Intakes
  • Study mode: Online learning
  • Awarded by: Liverpool John Moores University
  • Financing: Partial Scholarships Available

MA in International Relations*

The programme is innovative and challenging because it provides a multidisciplinary approach to examining international relations. The programme will critically engage with theoretical approaches to International Relations in order to better understand the world. To further aid understanding of the world, the programme will critically examine in-depth issues of enduring international significance, including conflict, the role of multilateral institutions, US foreign policy, state-building in the colonial and post-colonial world, and the role of humanitarian actions by state and non-state actors. The programme will enable students to carry out original and independent research through developing research methodologies appropriate to the study of International Relations. The programme will provide networking opportunities to increase the opportunity of obtaining employment in a related field. It is why a series of field trips and expert practitioner workshops will be held throughout the year, along with developing internship opportunities for students.

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Why choose Liverpool John Moores University?

Study online from Liverpool John Moores University for a highly respected Master's degree and get the opportunity to earn a Unicaf Scholarship to advance your career.


Excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work.

Quality Assurance Agency

The first university to receive two commended judgements from the Quality Assurance Agency.


Ranked 61st for world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Online learning

E-learning system: Your online course experience will take place on an advanced learning management system designed to facilitate the optimal learning experience for students.

Tutor Support: Your Student Adviser will walk you through the entire process upfront and will be there to support you every step of the way from the first contact to graduation.

Online Classroom: The online learning experience will include extensive participation and interaction with faculty and fellow students.

Maximise your skills and employability

Gain new skills: Learn to communicate ideas at an advanced level, deliver work to a given length, format, brief and deadline, properly referencing sources and ideas and adopting a problem-solving approach demonstrating professionalism.

Future employment: Throughout the Master’s degree key aspects will be taught which will help students with their future career.

Improve your chances: A Master’s degree can improve your chances of landing a job interview.

Entry requirements

  •  An accredited UK 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent.
  •  Official transcripts from all universities, colleges institutions attended.
  •  English Proficiency: IELTS 6.0 or international equivalent.
  •  Personal Statement.
  •  Up to date CV.
  •  Two references (academic or professional).

Application process

  •  Firstly, fill the form.
  •  Then, an Adviser from the university you applied for will call you.
  •  Our admissions team will then reach out to you to schedule an interview, to discuss the admissions procedure and to help you with your scholarship application.
Last updated May 2020

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