Máster en Relaciones Internacionales - MSc
El Máster en Relaciones Internacionales está diseñado para aquellos interesados en los importantes desafíos de hoy en día, desde el terrorismo a la globalización así como desde la intervención humanitaria a los nuevos movimientos sociales. En particular le hará cuestionar la división entre lo “doméstico” y lo “internacional” así como entre la teoría y la práctica en el estudio de las relaciones internacionales.
- This intense and demanding programme offers you broad and informed knowledge of the central challenges in international relations and equips you with the analytical techniques and tools to analyse political data. You will also gain a wide range of more general skills, including how to convey complex ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing.
- You will benefit from the opportunity to approach the subject from a variety of disciplinary approaches through courses across the School of Social & Political Sciences, the School of Law, History, and other subjects.
- The MSc in International Relations draws on recognised expertise in the fields of international relations theory, normative international theory, international security, international governmental organisations, non-state actors, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and a wide variety of country and regional expertise.
- You will also benefit from a number of research and teaching initiatives which touch on important international issues, including: Global Security Roundtable; Glasgow Centre for International Development; Glasgow Refugee, Asylum & Migration Network; and Glasgow Human Rights Network.
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and undertake independent research.
- Challenges in international politics
- International relations theory
- Qualitative research methods OR Social science statistics.
Optional courses (three chosen)
- China's international politics
- Chinese politics and society
- Comparative European politics
- Critical perspectives on human rights
- Ethics in global politics
- EU in international politics and development
- Foreign policy of the United States
- Freedom of expression
- Globalisation and European integration
- Human rights and global politics
- International security and global politics
- Institutions and policies of the European Union
- Internet and civil societ
- Media and democracy
- Political institutions, crisis and communication
- Political legitimacy: contemporary perspectives
- Politics of gender in development.
: Some courses might not be available every year. You may also be able to choose from courses in the other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences.
Career opportunities include positions in higher education, government/foreign ministry, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, think tanks; and further study at PhD level.
The minimum entry requirements are an honours degree at the 2.1/upper second class level or higher or equivalent (e.g. B/3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree) in politics, law or related social science subject.
We will consider applications from graduates from other fields, but the applicant should submit a statement indicating why they are interested in changing fields or the connection to their previous study. We will also take relevant work experience into account.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
- Dr. Maurizio Carbone (EU development policy, foreign aid, civil society and NGOs, EU-Africa and EU-Pacific relations, Italian foreign policy)
- Prof. Jane Duckett (Chinese politics)
- Dr. Naomi Head (legitimacy and communicative ethics, humanitarian intervention and the use of force, and conflict transformation)
- Dr. Mo Hume (development, gender and violence in transitional societies, post war conflict and violence, gender based violence, and youth gangs)
- Dr. David Karp (human rights and responsibility, non-state actors – including transnational corporations – ethics and politics of international law)
- Dr. Kelly Kollman (comparative European politics, environmental politics, transnational social movements)
- Dr. Kurt Mills (sovereignty, international organisations, humanitarian intervention, refugees and international criminal justice, sub-Saharan Africa)
- Prof. Sarah Oates (post-Soviet politics, cross-national media comparison)
- Dr. Cian O’Driscoll (ethics of war and peace, just war theory
- Dr. Myrto Tsakatika (European Union, European leftist parties)
- Dr. Vikki Turbine (processes of claiming rights, gender and rights in transitional contexts, transitional justice, and women’s perceptions and use of rights-based approaches (especially Russia)
- Prof. Stephen White (post-Soviet politics)
Colin Atkinson, Scotland, MSc International Relations
I enjoyed my time studying at Glasgow immensely. The course was extremely challenging, with a heavy workload required to satisfy the top lecturers at the department. I developed key skills in my time at Glasgow that have been critical in my professional success. Learning to think strategically by studying international politics is perhaps the key transferrable skill I learned. It has been indispensible to my work.
Silva Ayunita, Indonesia, MSc International Relations
Making economic political analysis is part of my job at the moment. It makes me really excited, since I can apply the international politics studies I learn in class into daily practice. Thus, I express an ocean of thanks … for the priceless experiences I had during my studies at Glasgow University.
Pol Bargues Pedreny, Catalonia (Spain), MSc International Relations
After one year studying in the University of Glasgow, I have the impression that I was in the right place at the right time, with a great community of students and professors. The city of Glasgow captivated me: it is a lively town marked by a collective passion for music, arts, students, restaurants and football. The University of Glasgow encourages students to do academic research in a stimulating atmosphere. Regarding the programme itself, courses were meticulously organized, reinforced with a wide bibliography and the classes provoked vigorous discussions among students. The professors were enthusiastic and always ready to help me with any question I might have. My time at the University of Glasgow was even better than what I had hoped.