MA International Relations and Global Communications

This programme combines the study of contemporary international relations with key developments in global communications and ICT.

This course is available to study online (part-time only) and on campus.

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people.

This programme adds an extra dimension to the study of international relations which provides graduates with deeper insights than those doing more traditional MA’s in international relations. We will provide you with the knowledge, methods and techniques to effectively engage with and critically evaluate the interaction between these two areas of study.

Funding Opportunities

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Introduction to Postgraduate Study

What’s it like to study in Manchester?

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Course Details

This course gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of analytical and work-related skills such as oral and group presentations, report and policy-paper writing. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of contemporary international relations and key developments in ICTs and of the interaction between the two.

Our online prospectus provides further information; including tuition fees, entry requirements and the units on offer: 

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What is it like to study in Manchester?

Be part of where the arts meet business meets science, and where applied research informs academic rigour, in one of the busiest and best student cities on the planet.

Where the world is on your doorstep; from arts, culture, history, music and theatre, to a world of sports at all levels, and where an entrepreneurial spirit abounds; an amazing choice of food, drink and entertainment, and where the most fashionable students are seen.

Here, there and everywhere

Getting in and out of Manchester is a breeze. Rail and road links are great, and the city is handily placed for all manner of events and attractions. Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in Britain after Gatwick and Heathrow, with direct flights all over the world. For some picture-postcard scenery, the Lake District and Snowdonia National Park are a little more than an hour away.

Having said that, you've got everything you need right here in Manchester - from pubs and clubs, to food and football, to culture and entertainment, to art and architecture, and much more besides.

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How to Apply

The link below will take you to our online prospectus where you can apply for the course.

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Andrew Eicher

Graduate of MA International Relations and Global Communications

"I felt like a valued member of the institution and the community, and I’ve been very pleased with the whole experience"

Andrew Eicher

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Postgraduate Open Day (on-campus): Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Online Open Day: Wednesday, 12 June 2019

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