Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: October 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton
Attendance: Full-time | Block delivery

About the course

This course aims to increase your understanding of the multiple factors that affect international relations as well as the ethical and political issues around peacekeeping, security and state-building. It prepares you to work internationally in the fields of politics, economics or business.

You learn the key concepts of international relations theory and apply your knowledge to analyse the effect of dominating political ideologies, such as those that led to the Cold War and Post-Cold War eras. Using a practice-based approach incorporating real business situations, the course develops your understanding of areas like the growth in NGOs; the importance of the UN; the globalisation of industry; and the significance of multicultural communities made up of economic migrants and refugees.

In your final Master’s Capstone project, you can choose one of three options - business dissertation, business live project or professional practice – and specialise in an aspect of international relations that matches your interests or career aspirations.

Every taught unit on this course is delivered in a six-week block with six entry points through the year, allowing you to start at a time that suits you.

Why choose this course?

  • Explore the interdisciplinary nature of international relations and how factors such as culture and language impact on their management
  • Gain real insight into peacekeeping and security though studying with experienced, research-active academics and practitioners including a Clinical Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies with experience in peacekeeping as a military officer
  • Develop your capacity to think critically and independently in evaluating different interpretations of globalisation and its impact on global trends

Course Leader - Dr Ourania Dimitraki

I started my professional life as a governmental official in Greece. I finished my PhD in Economics in Brunel University, UK, in July 2012 and joined the Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy Group in the University of Essex in October 2012 as an expert on accounting and finance.

At present I am investigating the effects of political regime types, the policies which stem out of different political systems and the underlying social environment on the economic well-being in LDC (mainly Asian countries and the Balkans) by using the latest econometric techniques.

 
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The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Brand Communication And Reputation Management (MAR036-6) Compulsory
  • Business Dissertation (MAR042-6) Compulsory
  • Intercultural Business Competencies (MAR038-6) Compulsory
  • International Relations (MAR044-6) Compulsory
  • Peacekeeping And Security (MAR045-6) Compulsory
  • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory

A number of different assessment methods will contribute to your development and will enhance your employability. We consider it essential that comprehensive feedback is provided in due time so it is integrated in your learning process. When group work is required, the marks given will be individual following the University of Bedfordshire's regulatory scheme. In some cases, different kinds of assessment may be used in combination, making sure however that there are no hidden tasks. The intensive character of this Course's delivery as it is outlined in its Teaching and Learning philosophy is consistent with the needs of todays world for graduates who accumulate knowledge fast and are able to express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. . Welcome and induction activities will be followed immediately by a week of intensive direct contact time. Your own contribution through individual learning, will take you to your first assessment point. At the end of your six-week block, your final assessment will be due. This will be a demanding but very rewarding experience. The different types of assessment on this course are included to help you demonstrate the knowledge and skills required at postgraduate level and valued by employers:. Individual Written Report or Essays: Your knowledge and skills are developed when you undertake the task of writing an individual report and the whole process contributes to your improvement when it comes to conducting postgraduate level research and developing your enterprise. The ability to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyze and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed. Case Study Examination: You will apply your knowledge in the context of a specific case Oral Presentation: A number of transferable skills will be developed including the ability to present your findings in a professional, clear and concise manner. Reflective Report: Evaluating your own contribution to a team is essential in the context of this course but in the workplace as well

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.

The University of Bedfordshire warmly welcomes students from all over the world.

Individual courses may vary, but we generally require an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above. 

To ensure a smooth application process, we have dedicated pages with detailed information about country-specific requirements. You can find information on our generic entry requirements too, if your county is not listed.

English Language

The English Language requirement for this course is 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subtest) in IELTS, or an equivalent SELT. Have a look at our webpage for a list of English language qualifications we accept. If you do not have the required level of English for your chosen degree, we offer pre-sessional courses to enhance your language skills before commencing your studies.

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, so please do not hesitate to reach out to our international admissions team for further assistance. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant academic community.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.


The University of Bedfordshire warmly welcomes students from all over the world.

Individual courses may vary, but we generally require an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above. 

To ensure a smooth application process, we have dedicated pages with detailed information about country-specific requirements. You can find information on our generic entry requirements too, if your county is not listed.

English Language

The English Language requirement for this course is 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subtest) in IELTS, or an equivalent SELT. Have a look at our webpage for a list of English language qualifications we accept. If you do not have the required level of English for your chosen degree, we offer pre-sessional courses to enhance your language skills before commencing your studies.

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, so please do not hesitate to reach out to our international admissions team for further assistance. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant academic community.

 

How will this course improve my career prospects?

On completing the course, you will have the skills to pursue career opportunities in the following areas/industries: government; non-governmental organisations (NGOs); UN; international arbitration; social justice; marketing.

This course is an appropriate foundation for further academic study at either MPhil or PhD level.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £8,500 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £9,350 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £14,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £8,500 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £9,350 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2023/24 is £14,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form