2 years

Starting Date


Tuition Fee

AED 64,600


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Why Study MA International Relations?

This International Relations degree at Middlesex University Dubai is ideal for students who work in Dubai and across the UAE and want to broaden their skill set. It attracts students from all over the word, which provides a rich multinational and cross-cultural learning environment. Most candidates studying on the programme hold a Bachelor’s Degree related to a political/social science, or a similar field. Graduates from other disciplines with a keen interest in International Relations will also be considered.

Students who are already working, especially in a related area, will greatly benefit from this programme, and the programme structure. For forward-thinking students with an eye on a career in diplomacy, international public service, media, international affairs or international commerce, an MA International Relations degree from Middlesex University Dubai is an important stepping stone. This programme is the right starting point for those who want to do research on this subject and may be considering pursuing a PhD.

Future Careers and Employability

Many career opportunities exist for International Relations graduates. Working for the diplomatic service is a common destination, as is the non-profit sector, where international NGOs often seek to hire professionals with campaigning, policy and influencing skills. Other common fields for graduates include media, finance, higher education, and public policy. Furthermore, businesses throughout the world seek to employ people with knowledge of the global market place.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in research, data collection, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, comprehending theoretical concepts, and policy analysis. All of these are highly transferable and valued by employers across all sectors. Students will also benefit from the support of Middlesex University Dubai’s Careers and Employability Service.

Courses Included

  • Sustainable Development and Human Rights
  • Global Governance for Sustainable Development
  • Dissertation
  • Research and Practice Skills
  • Politics of Globalisation
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Foundations and Principles of International Law
  • Integrated Work Learning

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