MSc Gender and International RelationsFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||18|
|Start date||September 2016|
This programme interlocks with Bristol's world-leading research into the gendered character of world politics. It examines and deploys perspectives from feminism, gender studies, cultural studies, and sexuality studies, in conjunction with inter-disciplinary research in international political economy, civil-military relations, international development and the study of men and masculinities.
Fees for 2016/17
Full time fees
Part time fees
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2016/17
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units, six assessed essays followed by a dissertation.
- Feminisms and International Relations
- International Security or International Political Economy
- Theories of International Relations
Three optional units in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) from a list supplied during the academic year.
Topics vary each year but may include:
- Gender and Development
- Managing and Evaluating Development
- Environmental Politics
- Governing the Global Borderlands
- Masculinities and IR
- Foreign Policy Analysis
- Research Methods
- Military and Militarisation
- Discourse Analysis
- US Security Policy
- International Human Rights
- Sino-US relations in global politics
- Politics of Genocide
- Japan and East Asia
- East Asia, Europe and Global Integration
- Care, Labour and Gender: International Policy Development
- Social Class in Contemporary Society
- IR of China
- European Foreign Policy
- Religion and Politics
- Understanding Risk
- The Politics of Insecurity
- Nuclear insecurity
- Theories of Violence
Global Transitions: Power, Hegemony, and the Ordering of the Global Political Economy
A list of current units is available on the SPAIS website.
Independent study for dissertation.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification). Degrees from all disciplines are considered.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
Our overall deadline is 31 July 2016. However, if you are interested in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2016 you must have completed and submitted your application by 14th January 2016.
Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation.
Students of the MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers. Many sectors such as the Civil Service, NGO and charity work require an MSc and some volunteer/internship experience. Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Dept for Education (including SureStart), European Parliament among others.
Further details can be found on our website
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
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- 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 33% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 7% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
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