International Relations and Politics MA (Hons)

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Examine the interactions between states and study political theory to address some of the big problems facing humanity

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

Conflict, cooperation, and the increased significance of non-state actors are all hallmarks of the world today. We aim to help you develop skills and tools to make sense of these complex interrelationships. The MA degree means you study Politics alongside other subjects from History to Geography, languages to Psychology. At Levels 3 and 4 you will be able to specialise.

During your degree you’ll develop the ability to understand the barriers and opportunities and strive to find solutions to address international problems.

We are a small and friendly department, but you can choose from a diverse range of subjects with very few compulsory modules. Each lecturer focuses on teaching specialist areas in which they have an established track record of research.

Our current teaching includes optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and on human rights and humanitarian intervention. Topics such as illegal drugs, gender and sexuality, environmental sustainability, and surveillance are also covered.

Our graduates are confident, flexible thinkers who have the ability to apply their skills to a very wide range of potential careers.

“From being sent to Malaysia to improve my diplomatic and leadership potential, working for STV and the BBC and eventually branching out into Public Engagement, I can trace my current success back to the things I learned and the people I met at Dundee.”

Murray Glen, Politics and International Relations student

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