International Relations and Security MA

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: You will need a good 2:1 Bachelor's degree in Politics studies or a related area e.g. other social science degrees. On occasion, we will also consider a good 2:1 Bachelor's degree from a non social science area.
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Career prospects

Student career development is a major interest for the department and we actively encourage you to integrate career planning into your academic studies. This is promoted through individual modules which have strong policy and career relevant aspects, a close relationship with the University’s excellent Careers Service and visits to relevant UK and EU actors in Liverpool, London and Brussels.

Over the course of your studies you will acquire unique analytical, problem-solving, written and verbal presentation, and methodological skills. This broad skill-set increases your employment opportunities as it allows you to market themselves in several areas. For example, a politics degree opens career prospects in these areas:

  • Parliament, e.g. assistant to member of parliament,
  • Government institutions (state or local level), e.g. civil servant or as a diplomat,
  • International Organisations (e.g. UN, NATO, EU),
  • Non-governmental organisations (e.g. Human Rights Watch),
  • Newspaper journalism and other media,
  • Corporate sector, e.g. lobbying or consultancy positions, in public relations, or to provide strategic analysis within the companies,
  • Publishers,
  • Academia or political consultancy (Think Tank).

Student career development is a major interest for the department and we actively encourage you to integrate career planning into your academic studies. This is promoted through individual modules which have strong policy and career relevant aspects, a close relationship with the University’s excellent Careers Service and visits to relevant UK and EU actors in Liverpool, London and Brussels.

Over the course of your studies you will acquire unique analytical, problem-solving, written and verbal presentation, and methodological skills. This broad skill-set increases your employment opportunities as it allows you to market themselves in several areas. For example, a politics degree opens career prospects in these areas:

  • Parliament, e.g. assistant to member of parliament,
  • Government institutions (state or local level), e.g. civil servant or as a diplomat,
  • International Organisations (e.g. UN, NATO, EU),
  • Non-governmental organisations (e.g. Human Rights Watch),
  • Newspaper journalism and other media,
  • Corporate sector, e.g. lobbying or consultancy positions, in public relations, or to provide strategic analysis within the companies,
  • Publishers,
  • Academia or political consultancy (Think Tank).