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International Relations (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in International Relations (Hons) at the University of St Andrews will teach you to explore issues such as the origins of war and peace, the making of foreign policy, trade regimes, international terrorism, human rights, international law, and the interaction of political and economic development.


The MA International Relations (Hons) at the University of St Andrews is a four-year course run by the School of International Relations. In the first two years, you will study key theoretical approaches and concepts in International Relations; explore foreign policy making and its relation to international security; and examine how theoretical approaches to International Relations relate to issues in global politics.


International Relations graduates go on to a very diverse range of careers.

Graduates have expertise in area studies including Africa, Europe and the Middle East; foreign policy; international organisations and regimes; peace and conflict studies; political theory; and terrorism and political violence. Therefore, they are well equipped for careers in:

  • accountancy
  • armed services
  • banking and insurance
  • foreign services
  • international business
  • law
  • media, radio and television
  • public services (civil service, local governments, public corporations, hospital management)
  • research
  • social services (child care, youth employment, probation).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Activism and Resistance
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Armed Conflict in Postcolonial Africa
  • Asian Security
  • Gender and Terrorism
  • Geopolitics of Energy in the Caspian Region
  • Global Public Policy
  • Human Rights in Theory and Practice
  • Ideologies and Social Movements in the Middle East
  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • International Security
  • Music, Politics and International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • AAAB

GCE A-Levels

  • AAA

IB points

  • 38

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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