Politics and International Relations (International Relations) - MA / MRes

Discover how international affairs are conducted and gain insight into how nation states interact and cooperate. Explore the role of international and regional organisations. Investigate the causes of conflict and the possible solutions to restore peace and security. On this programme, you will analyse new challenges facing today’s global world, from climate change and migration to culture wars. This course enables you to develop the expertise to better understand how today's complex multi-polar world works. You will become equipped to pursue a wide range of careers in government, diplomacy or foreign affairs, international organisations, and many other fields in the public, private, or voluntary sectors.

Month of entry

  • September, January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Politics and International Relations

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £9,800 per year. Part time £5,400 per year.
    International - £19,500 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time 1 year, Part time 2 years

Why study Politics and International Relations (International Relations) at Keele University?

Keele has a longstanding reputation for high quality research in Politics and International Relations
Opportunity to tailor your programme based on your interests and career aspirations
High staff-to-student ratio, small group teaching, supportive and inclusive learning environment 
Research expertise in British, European, American, Middle East and international politics, and in international relations and security studies
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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