University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc Gender and International Relations


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Gender and International Relations

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme examines and deploys perspectives from feminism, gender studies, cultural studies and sexuality studies, along with interdisciplinary research in international political economy, civil-military relations, international development and the study of men and masculinities.

Programme structure

The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.

Core units

  • Feminisms and International Relations
  • International Security or International Political Economy
  • Theories of International Relations

Optional units

You will choose three optional units from those offered by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS). Below is an example of topics that may be offered. Options vary each year but may include:

  • Gender and Development
  • Managing and Evaluating Development
  • Environmental Politics
  • Masculinities and IR
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Military and Militarisation
  • Discourse Analysis
  • US Security Policy
  • International Human Rights
  • Sino-US relations in global politics
  • Politics of Genocide
  • Japan and East Asia
  • East Asia, Europe and Global Integration
  • China's International Relations
  • European Security
  • The Politics of Insecurity
  • Theories of Violence

Third term

Independent study for dissertation.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 15,700

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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