MA International Relations (Extended)

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 2Yr FT
    MA 4Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

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The Extended MA in International Relations aims to open your mind and extend your skills.

Apart from studying at Swansea University, students will be spending one semester abroad at The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

Key Features

This MA offers advanced research in International Relations, providing students with a detailed understanding of the international system, key issues, the crucial actors, and alternative ways of analysing and interpreting the subject.

With an appreciation of the global dynamics at work, you then have the opportunity to specialise in examining one specific area of the world: the Asia-Pacific.

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

Graduates have careers in Government and Politics, UN organisations, the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Corps, Humanitarian organisations, International business, media and PR.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 2 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
AND
Optional modules  

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select Two modules from below. One from each teaching block. You must have 60 credits in each teaching block overall

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUPM03Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Technology and Culture
HUPM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20War, Identity and Society
PO-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Political Theory
PO-M37Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Human rights, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics.
PO-M46Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Politics in Contemporary Britain
PO-M53Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Space
PO-M56Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The State of Africa
PO-M60Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Critical Security Studies: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Security
PO-M63Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Rights-based Approaches to Development
PO-M64Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violence, Conflict and Development
PO-M67Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Policy Making Process
PO-M79Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Gender, Society and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
PO-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Rethinking Global Governance
PO-M84Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Gender and the Social Sciences
PO-M85Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Democracy and Constitutional Design
PO-M88Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Popular Culture and World Politics
PO-M90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Cyber Governance
PO-M91Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Foundations of International Political Economy

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Module Abroad 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-PX10Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M (Semester of Study Abroad)
AND
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-M25Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Dissertation

MA 4 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : All four moodules are complulsory. Select 2 this year, the remaining 2 will be taken next Year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-M32Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences
PO-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to International Relations
PO-M40Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20International Security in the Asia Pacific
PO-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postcolonialism, Orientalism, Eurocentrism
AND
Optional modules  

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select one modules from below. You may not exceed more than 40 credits in any one teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUPM03Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Technology and Culture
HUPM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20War, Identity and Society
PO-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Political Theory
PO-M37Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Human rights, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics.
PO-M46Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Politics in Contemporary Britain
PO-M53Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Space
PO-M56Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The State of Africa
PO-M60Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Critical Security Studies: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Security
PO-M63Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Rights-based Approaches to Development
PO-M64Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violence, Conflict and Development
PO-M67Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Policy Making Process
PO-M79Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Gender, Society and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
PO-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Rethinking Global Governance
PO-M84Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Gender and the Social Sciences
PO-M85Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Democracy and Constitutional Design
PO-M88Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Popular Culture and World Politics
PO-M90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Cyber Governance
PO-M91Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Foundations of International Political Economy

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : All four moodules are complulsory. Select whichever two modules you did not take during Year 1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-M32Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences
PO-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to International Relations
PO-M40Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20International Security in the Asia Pacific
PO-M70Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Postcolonialism, Orientalism, Eurocentrism
AND
Optional modules  

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select one modules from below. You may not exceed more than 40 credits in any one teaching block.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HUPM03Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War, Technology and Culture
HUPM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20War, Identity and Society
PO-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Political Theory
PO-M37Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Human rights, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics.
PO-M46Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Politics in Contemporary Britain
PO-M53Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20War and Space
PO-M56Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20The State of Africa
PO-M60Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Critical Security Studies: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Security
PO-M63Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Rights-based Approaches to Development
PO-M64Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violence, Conflict and Development
PO-M67Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Policy Making Process
PO-M79Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Gender, Society and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
PO-M80Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Rethinking Global Governance
PO-M84Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Gender and the Social Sciences
PO-M85Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Democracy and Constitutional Design
PO-M88Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Popular Culture and World Politics
PO-M90Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Cyber Governance
PO-M91Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Foundations of International Political Economy

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Module Abroad 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-PX10Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M (Semester of Study Abroad)

Description

The Extended MA (EMA) is a 240-credit postgraduate qualification that is equivalent to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and is thus a recognised Masters qualification throughout the European Union. The EMA is a standard UK MA plus an additional 60 credits (30 ECTS) and this additional coursework is undertaken in one semester at a partner institution overseas. The EMA is therefore not only an EU recognised postgraduate qualification it also adds a study abroad experience thus enhancing the qualification’s employability credentials.


The partner institution for EMA International Relations is The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Founded in 1997, the Bush School is ranked in the top 12 percent of the 266 graduate public affairs schools in the USA, according to rankings published in U.S. News & World Report. Located in College Station, Texas, the School’s programmes are housed in the Robert H. and Judy Ley Allen Building, which is part of the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the West Campus of Texas A&M. This location affords students access to the archival holdings of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, invitation to numerous events hosted by the George Bush Foundation at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, and inclusion in the many activities of the Texas A&M community. Texas A&M is the second-largest university in the USA with 66,000 enrolled students in 2016. It holds membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 61 institutions with this distinction.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a 2:2 with a minimum of 55% overall.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £5,100 £11,050
MA Part-time £2,500 £5,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Student Quote

“The lecturers and other staff members of the International Relations Department are exceptional, they are friendly, helpful and understanding and they provide clarity and support. The range of modules available to MA students in International Relations is second to none; they are not only interesting and enjoyable but also highly academic and insightful. Study facilities are world class. The library and Information centre has rich collections of research materials; there is a dedicated Arts and Humanities Postgraduate study room and also a computer room with an unlimited access to the internet. Studying for an MA in International Relations at Swansea University is an amazing experience and one that I shall never forget. The teaching and non-teaching staff of the Department of International Relations are the best. I shall continue to enjoy this friendliness and understanding from the Department in the foreseeable future because, I have decided to study a PhD after the MA.”

 

Felix Oko

International Relations

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