University of Glasgow
International Relations (SocSci) MA (Hons)
University of Glasgow

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Politics & International Relations

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Politics & International Relations at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24500 £24000 £29500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27000 £19000 - £29000 £22000 - £36000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Politics & International Relations

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25651 £24571 £30295
25-75 percentile range £22016 - £30312 £19077 - £31076 £22913 - £40577

Course Description

International Relations is the study of how states and national societies interact across borders, especially in the areas of political, military, economic and cultural relations. Glasgow has a growing reputation for its research and teaching in the field of international relations, particularly in global security and conflict, as well as specialties in regional and area studies in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, China, and the Middle East. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of international relations and its relationship to politics, and will be taught by leading academics who are experts in their fields.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of International Relations (SocSci) MA (Hons) at University of Glasgow

20% Teaching Professionals
20% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Elementary occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
0% Finance Professionals
0% Managers, directors and senior officials

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Access to HE Diploma


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study International Relations (SocSci), MA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Glasgow in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Glasgow in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #101 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #123 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

See all 35 university rankings of University of Glasgow

About University of Glasgow

The ancient University of Glasgow owns and manages three distinct campus locations: Gilmorehill, Garscube, and Dumfries campus. The primary building for the majority of students is Gilmorehill, where learners have the opportunity to earn a degree from the university’s diverse Liberal Arts subjects, as well as participate in well funded research projects. The city of Glasgow has a well deserved reputation for having some of the friendliest locals in the UK, as well as being one of the cultural centres of Scotland.

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Where is this programme taught

Gilmorehill (Main) Campus
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