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International Relations and Modern History MA Hons

STUDY MODEFull-Time
LENGTH4 years course
LEARNINGOn Campus
PLACEMENT YEARNot Available
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International Relations and Modern History MA Hons

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject

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What you will need to do

Apply by 31 Jan

What you won’t need to do

Audition for a Place
Attend an interview
Submit a portfolio
Pass an entry test

Points of entry for International Relations and Modern History MA Hons

Year 1

Entry requirements for Politics and Politics at University of St Andrews
Entry requirements are the formal requirements students need to meet to be considered for a place on a university course. But, each year many universities accept students with lower grades. The bar chart below shows the actual UCAS tariff points of students currently on this course.
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Required subjects for International Relations and Modern History MA Hons at University of St Andrews
To include A in History. Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies.
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member1081190
14th March 23

International Relations, MA Hons FullTime

Good course learn a lot! Very international experience and community! read more

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1st March 23

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Caro
18th March 21

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Very interesting course that will definitely lead to opportunities in my future career. read more

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15th March 21

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I really enjoyed my course, it has been everything I hoped it would be read more

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member755117
10th March 21

International Relations and Management, MA Hons FullTime

Unfortunately my course is HRM which this site does not have an option form however overall its fantastic, however sometimes the content is heavily theoretical and sometimes difficult to apply in the working world read more

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member437509
29th April 19

International Relations and Social Anthropology, MA Hons FullTime

At £24,000 in international student fees per year, plus an additional £8,000 per year for housing, I was really hoping that learning would be a priority at the University of St Andrews. I have quickly learned, however, that the amount of information that can be conveyed in 12 contact hours a week, 9 of which that are in lectures of 500+ students is nowhere near the cost of attendance. More importantly, however, your courses are not designed for you to be able to think for yourself or to develop course understanding. What you are told in lectures is exactly what you are expected to write on essays and write in exams, verbatim. Thus, students St Andrews teaches students patience more than it does guidance or feedback. Students learn there is a hierarchy and they are at the bottom of it. Whether they need support, feedback, have a question or want guidance, undergraduates learn that they are to absorb as much as they can and hope they can apply in the real world. read more

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member521822
13th April 16

International Relations and Social Anthropology, MA Hons FullTime

It's essentially a liberal arts degree, so I knew the experience could vary between each university. Overall, love the setup of heavy independent learning and would promote the programmes to anyone who mentioned the subjects. read more

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member519931
28th November 15

International Relations, MA Hons FullTime

A well structured course with lots of great material provided read more

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member1218340
13th November 15

International Relations, MA Hons FullTime

I have never regretted doing IR in this university. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and open, the students are creative and motivated, the curriculum is vast and extensive as well. However, there should be more critical case studies and approaches to balance out the theory-heavy and traditionalist teaching. There are indeed very innovative lecturers, but it is more about the content than their style. The course needs to keep up with the level of internationality (beyond Anglo-Saxon and Western European spheres) of its own students and the world as a whole. read more

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11th October 15

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The Arabic department is very small and very close-knit, so you tend to get to know everyone else in your year very well. You learn at a much slower pace than you would with a romance language but, in the end, you'll come out with a solid knowledge of the language. IR is full of professors who have published numerous books and articles in their specific fields. Everyone in the department is very accomplished and, from my experience, they're very helpful and willing to answer any questions you may have. There's a reason we're #1 in the UK! read more

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member615665
24th September 15

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Honestly, there's a lot left to be desired by these courses. read more

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