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Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

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The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA International Human Rights

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements

Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above.

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United Kingdom London Birmingham Leeds Manchester UK Online  + 2 More
September 2019
Full time
12 
Campus
Online
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Nottingham Trent University Online

Whether you’re looking to negotiate a policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham T ... [+]

Whether you’re looking to negotiate a policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can enrich your experience and unlock a world of career opportunities.

Flexible and engaging online learning

This 100% online MA in International Relations gives you a flexible way of gaining knowledge and exploring theories, policies and practices essential to furthering your expertise in this exciting field. Tailored to fit around your lifestyle and career, this online course can be undertaken at any time of the day. NTU is committed to offering highly relevant courses, tailored to fit around your lifestyle and career. The online master provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to immerse you in the curriculum, including:... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
May 2019
Part time
2.5 
Online
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Richmond The American International University in London

The aim of our MA in International Relations at Richmond University is to equip students with in-depth knowledge of the discipline of international relations, key analyti ... [+]

The aim of our MA in International Relations at Richmond University is to equip students with in-depth knowledge of the discipline of international relations, key analytical and research skills, combined with an opportunity to gain practical experience through an optional internship.

The programme examines a range of theories and approaches to international relations, including the global political economy, diplomatic practice, the role of the global media, and conflict and post-conflict situations and many others.

The MA in International Relations prepares students for further graduate study in the discipline or for careers in the fascinating world of local, national, regional, and international politics, in governmental and non-governmental organisations.... [-]

United Kingdom Kensington
September 2019
Full time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Royal Holloway University of London

The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is ... [+]

Overview

The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is aimed at individuals who want to think intellectually about the world, enjoy being challenged and are curious about business practice. The knowledge and skills gained could help develop a range of professions including policy development, publishing, academia and, of course, marketing and commercial management.

This course looks in-depth at our consumer culture and seeks to understand it and will engage in a number of theoretical areas: branding, marketing, bio-power and neoliberalism. You will explore claims that our contemporary world can be best understood as a consumer society and a brand culture, as well as how marketing and consumerism increasingly define our experiences, social relationships and civic infrastructure. As such we seek to analyse marketing behaviour and consumption practices with a view to better understand how marketing connects with society and culture.... [-]

United Kingdom Egham
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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City University of London

Get behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global affairs, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this world-class M ... [+]

Who is it for?

The International Politics MA programme is for students who want to explore international politics more widely. It is designed to help you drill down and follow your specific interests and specialise your knowledge. The course has been designed to give you the chance to pursue your own questions about the way the world works – and to shape arguments where you feel it doesn’t.

The knowledge and skills you develop during the course will enable you to explore a number of rewarding career options – from supporting NGOs to working with the civil service or media.

Objectives

Is the USA a benevolent global leader or a neo-imperial power? How does the shift in power from the West to the Rest reshape international politics in the 21st century? Can states act effectively in a world increasingly shaped by international institutions and global economic actors?... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how pol ... [+]

The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change.

Teaching on the course is a truly international team and attracts a cohort from across the world. This allows you to consider many different international viewpoints and offers a thoroughly holistic learning experience. You will gain an advanced and critical understanding of International Relations Theories, Policies, and Practices.

Students on this course all have the opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops and joint work with students of other postgraduate courses. This provides opportunities for you to meet and interact with our thriving research community.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Durham University

This programme provides students with a systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of l ... [+]

Description

This programme provides students with a systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of levels and in different contexts. It also enables students to evaluate in a sophisticated and critical fashion, theories and paradigms within the broad field of politics and international relations, and to draw lessons from empirical studies involving both quantitative and qualitative investigations. It also aims to develop students' ability to deploy research strategies and methods in an appropriately advanced fashion to critically evaluate research at the current limits of theoretical understanding, and to equip students so that they have the ability to master complex political concepts and evaluate the significance of major developments in political thought in general as well as international relations theory.... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The one year MA degrees in Cultural Diplomacy and InternationalMusic/ Events are one-year programmes offered by the University of West of Scotland (UWS) in partnership wi ... [+]

One Year MA Programme in International Music & Cultural Diplomacy One Year MA Programme in International Events & Cultural Diplomacy The Degree Programmes are offered by the University of West of Scotland (UWS) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

About The MA Degree in International Music & Cultural Diplomacy

The opportunity exists to create a programme to educate professionals who intend to become involved in international diplomatic relations which function using the “soft power” of music. These individuals may be involved in planning and co-coordinating the staging of international live events (International music festivals, opening ceremonies for international sports events), recording or broadcast of international music projects (War Child charity, Eurovision Song Contest) or managing long-running cross-border / cross-cultural initiatives (Nerve Centre in Derry, British Council music events).... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full time
12 
Campus
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University of London, School of Advanced Study

The MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies provides a rigorous theoretical and practical understanding of the field of international refugee law and forced ... [+]

MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies via distance learning (DL) (Refugee Law Initiative)

Apply now for the first distance learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. If you already work or volunteer in organisations active in this area, or would like to move into the sector, this Masters will give you:

a prestigious qualification to open doors in your career the tools to work in the field and to undertake campaigning and advocacy work an understanding of the fundamental issues and debates and the key legal concepts. Benefit from supported online learning

As you study by online learning you can fit your studies around your other commitments. You will also be able to share ideas with others who are studying for this programme and receive tuition from leading experts from around the globe.... [-]

United Kingdom London
March 2019
Full time
Part time
2 - 5 
Online
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Manchester Metropolitan University

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relations ... [+]

Overview

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation.

The full-time MA Childhood and Youth Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. As well as (30 credit) taught units of study, this course also provides opportunities to gain practical experience in UK educational contexts (via optional unit choice), and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been ... [+]

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history has been denied one.

This MA provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study. It offers a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality.

This programme aims to historicize often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as ‘natural’. It further pays close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Regent’s University London

The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analyzed exten ... [+]

International Relations MA

Examine the complexities and processes involved in world affairs with a rigorous interdisciplinary approach.

Key information Name: International Relations Qualification: MA Level: Postgraduate Study mode: Full time Duration: 12 months Tuition fees: £18,000 * Scholarships: Yes * Next start date: September 2018 Study abroad: No Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

Examine the complexities and processes involved in world affairs.

The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analyzed extensively.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Keele University

The MA in Politics and International Relations provides you with an intensive period of study in which you can engage with specific issues connected to your chosen pathwa ... [+]

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations in SPIRE is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months.

Key benefits of studying for the MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Bath Spa University

We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to appl ... [+]

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course.

Developed and taught by leading heritage practitioners.

A chance to build expertise in areas that most interest you.

Opportunities to work in partnership with major heritage organizations, specialists, and researchers.

The physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artifacts and archaeological sites – and the intangible associations of tradition, language, and memory continue to shape our lives. However, the ways we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly.

We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to apply your understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Swansea University

The MA in Development and Human Rights examines the comparatively new interface between Human Rights and International Development. ... [+]

The MA in Development and Human Rights examines the comparatively new interface between Human Rights and International Development.

Key Features

This MA is a multi-disciplinary programme combining insights from the fields of development studies, politics, political theory and international law. It examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first-century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives and is taught by a team of leading academics in their fields.

Students will be encouraged to apply legal theory, social and political theory and research tools in analysing and understanding development and human rights, as well as being taught key historical and policy dimensions and concepts.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 3 
Campus
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