International Relations Paris Open Day

Our one-year degree programme offers an opportunity to explore critical events influencing international relations and obtain a prestigious Queen Mary University of London postgraduate degree while studying in the centre of the French capital.

Key information

1 year
Method of attendance
Full Time

Entry requirements

Students should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a related degree. Appropriate professional experience in a cognate field could substitute for degree requirement. 

If English is not your first language, satisfactory evidence of your English language proficiency must be provided. IELTS 7.0 is the required level for entry to the course.

The degree is taught entirely in English and there is no French language requirement.

Full information on entry requirements, including application deadlines and English requirements, is detailed on the Queen Mary University of London degree webpage.

Degree benefits

The MA in International Relations is concerned with analysing the key issues and concepts in world politics. The programme will provide you with a sophisticated theoretical and applied understanding of international relations including areas of expertise such as war and security, globalisation and development, and US foreign policy. You will develop a set of analytical skills and knowledge enabling you to think, talk and write critically about contemporary international issues. The degree programme will also build a firm foundation for further study. 

You will benefit from an integrated and flexible approach when it comes to teaching. The programme will be delivered through a combination of workshops, guest lectures and seminars throughout the year at the University of London Institute in Paris.

You will be taught by internationally-renowned staff from the Queen Mary School of Politics and International Relations. These intensive sessions will give you the opportunity to network with your peers and academics face to face and experience life on campus at the University of London Institute in Paris. You will also benefit from a dedicated tutor who will guide you through the topics and assignments of each module

Key benefits include:

  • The unique opportunity to study at one of the top UK universities from the centre of the French capital and gain a prestigious Queen Mary University of London postgraduate degree.
  • Classes taught by experienced researchers who are leaders in their fields.
  • An integrated and flexible approach: enjoy the combination of campus-based workshops, guest lectures and seminars.
  • The unrivalled opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and benefit from the exposure to the culture and traditions of a major European capital.
  • The opportunity to gain an international perspective in a global city that plays a central role in international politics and economics and also houses international organisations such as UNESCO, the OECD and the European Union Institute for Security Studies.

Offered in partnership with Queen Mary University of London - a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities in the UK and rated amongst the top 20 in the UK for its research in Politics and International Relations - this degree offers you the opportunity to study International Relations in the heart of the French capital.

Degree structure

You will undertake four compulsory modules: Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes; International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context;  Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development and the Vocational Placement. You will also take the core 12,000-word Dissertation module. 

Full-time study will be organised as follows: 

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

Semester 2/3: Dissertation

Pease click here to view the most up to date information about this degree on the Queen Mary website.  

The programme is delivered via an arrangement of workshops, guest lectures and Masterclasses all of which centre on specific themes of the programme as well as providing a basic overview of the modules. These will take place University of London Institute at Paris. All sessions are led by a faculty member of the School of Politics and International Relations.

Along with the campus-based aspects of the programme, some modules will be taught through an online environment by a dedicated tutor. The tutor will facilitate and encourage discussion via online forums, and will be available for Skype or email discussion with students during "drop in" hours (usually two sessions weekly).

All campus based teaching takes place at the University of London Institute in Paris. Travel and accommodation are not included in the cost of the tuition fees.  


Assessments will be primarily in the form of research essays, although some modules might include report writing.

Careers information

Studying the MA in International Relations will be a challenging and rewarding experience. With our excellent facilities and experienced lecturers and support staff, you will be able to reach your academic potential. Gaining a recognised postgraduate qualification from one of the top universities in the world along with a wealth of experience and confidence along the way will prepare you for many career paths or further study.

How to apply

All applications should be made directly to Queen Mary University of London.

Full application details are available on the Queen Mary University of London degree webpage.

Fees and funding

Please visit the Queen Mary University of London degree webpage for the latest information on fees and funding. 


Students can only be eligible for a UK Government PG Loan if they complete at least 50% of the programme in the UK. This means students of the MA in International Relations (Paris) are not eligible for this loan.

Professor Adam Fagan sharing his thoughts on the new joint Queen Mary University of London and University of London Institute in Paris MA in International Relations

We are delighted that our well established MA in International Relations is now offered at ULIP in Paris. It provides students with new styles of intensive learning and expert led teaching.

Professor Adam Fagan
Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at QMUL
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