Postgraduate Study in SPIRE

SPIRE currently offers 6 pathways to a Masters in Politics and International Relations:

Our postgraduate learning and teaching is designed to let you develop specialised knowledge in your chosen field whilst gaining a solid grounding in relevant theories, approaches and research skills.

Taught courses can be completed full time (one year) or part-time (two years) and provide many opportunities for working closely with academics and fellow students in a friendly, research-oriented environment.  You will usually take three core modules and five elective option modules and complete an independent dissertation project. 

Some Masters courses can be taken either as an MA (Masters of Arts) or an MRes (Masters of Research). An MA offers more subject-based study and less research training than an MRes degree. The MA is therefore more suited to students who wish to continue their studies beyond undergraduate level and to develop an in-depth understanding of a particular aspect of Politics and International Relations.

The MRes includes a substantial research training component. It is specifically designed to provide students with the skills necessary to pursue further research after their Masters, either in a PhD or in employment where research skills are particularly important.

For further information about our courses follow the links above.  If that doesn't answer your questions, feel free to contact our academics directly about postgraduate study.

Other Postgraduate and Research courses: