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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MPhil International Relations by Examination

??The MPhil International Relations by Examination is a two-year, Bologna-compatible master's programme that gives you the freedom to tailor the programme to suit your particular research interests. 
The programme is excellent preparation for a PhD or a research career with employers including think-tanks and government departments.
There are no compulsory taught modules, and you will work with an expert supervisor on your specialist research dissertation.
There are no compulsory taught modules, and you will work with an expert supervisor on your specialist research dissertation.
Collaborate with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations (including NATO), or working as advisers to government (including in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany).
You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. 80% of our research impact was rated world leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You are normally required to obtain a good (2:1) second-class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK); however, the Department also invites approaches from other graduates who can demonstrate suitable ability and commitment.