Why study MA International Relations at Goldsmiths?
- You'll be challenged with a variety of unorthodox approaches. While you'll learn the foundations of International Relations (IR), this MA quickly moves beyond the standard canon of textbook theories and asks tough questions about the state-centred and Eurocentric nature of the discipline.
- You'll focus on inter-disciplinary theories and methods, paying particular attention to the complex relationship between power, culture and identity.
- We offer a broad view of the ‘international’ that explores alternative ways of experiencing the world. This will help you to develop your own critical analysis of crucial questions of power, conflict and justice.
- You will study in small groups with internationally recognised scholars who are pushing the boundaries in contemporary IR scholarship with cutting-edge approaches and an unusually wide range of area expertise, including Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. This means that you will be able to tailor your degree to your needs by choosing from a broad range of option modules about the international politics of development, violence, human rights, resistance, justice, gender, religion, and the politics of knowledge.
- Throughout your studies you’ll gain valuable analytical skills which are essential if you consider further study at PhD level or want to pursue a career in areas where an understanding of international relations is key: for example in journalism, government, diplomacy, NGOs, international organisations and corporations, or think-tanks.
- To support your employability, you'll have the chance to do a work placement during your studies in order to gain real-world work experience as part of your degree.
- You'll be part of a multicultural and creative powerhouse located in a global city that lives and breathes international politics. Inside the classroom, you will have truly global conversations with your classmates who join us from across the world. Outside the classroom, you can participate in a multitude of events on world politics at Goldsmiths (for instance at our Centre for Postcolonial Studies or the Political Economy Research Centre) or many other institutions in London.