Our online MA International Relations (IR): Security and Development will equip you with the expert knowledge, skills, and insights you need to become part of the next generation of thought leaders in IR, Global Security and Development.
Study online at your own pace with our part-time, online IR course while you gain the expertise to critically analyse and evaluate security and development issues through a global lens and apply your insights to real-world scenarios and professional environments.
Delivered by renowned experts and academics in IR, our MA IR will empower you to embark on a meaningful, global career in a fast-growing and challenging field in which you can make a lasting positive impact.
Why study IR with the University of Plymouth?
Access valuable insights, perspectives, and support from leading academics and experts in IR.
Gain new global perspectives surrounding the practice of developmental politics and security.
Study a fully-flexible online MA IR – anytime, anywhere – while you continue, uninterrupted, with your full-time job and other commitments.
Fast-track your career in IR with an internationally-recognised MA IR that will empower you to realise your global career goals sooner.
Gain an understanding of such topical issues as global politics, the rise of religious fundamentalism, human rights, world trade, poverty and climate change.
Take the opportunity to study the politics of several world regions – Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia – and critically debate their different perspectives.
Attain invaluable research skills – by studying this programme you will be able to conduct and present an extended piece of research.
Tailor your masters to match your career aspirations by choosing the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective modules.
Become part of a lively research community with the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. Several of our students have gone on to work as research assistants.