International Relations – Masters Degree

International Relations - Masters Degree

Course Title:

International Relations – Masters Degree


Course Description:

International Relations looks at world power relations in their material, ideational and institutional forms. You will have the opportunity to examine some of the critical issues of modern and contemporary times, such as the changing nature of international cooperation and conflict, the new character of warfare, the impact of globalisation upon states and societies and the persistence of world problems such as poverty, development, environment and human rights issues.


Course Objectives:

A key theme of this course is for you to develop your own knowledge, values, perspectives and critical awareness in the field of International Relations. As such and in order to offer the students a global perspective, the Central Offices of Azad University has made the necessary arrangement for the students of this course to spend one term of their studies in Oxford Campus of the University.  


Course Structure:


This is an interactive course involving lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, discussions and group work activities. 

All the modules related to this course in Year 1 are delivered in your home branch of the University. As per institutional arrangement for this course, the students are required to spend one term of their studies in Oxford Branch of the University. Therefore, Azad University in Oxford (AUO) delivers 6 specialised modules (units) of this course.  Additionally you are provided with 2 modules of Specialised English Language for this course during your stay in Oxford. The rest of your modules for year 2 are delivered in your home branch, as per university approved modules by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.


Teaching, Learning and Assessment:


All modules in AUO are taught by qualified staff in English. You will be learning in a stimulating and friendly atmosphere where you will be able to develop a wide range of disciplinary and professional skills.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work, and individual and group presentations.

During term time we host a series of weekly research seminars where guest speakers from other universities and from outside the academic sector give presentations on research themes of interest to International Relations students. 

Assessment is by coursework and examination. Coursework includes essays, group projects and individual seminar presentations and research projects. Some modules involve an element of examination at the end of the term, but others are assessed solely on the basis of your work during the term.