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Master of International Relations (By Research) KPT/JPS (PA 15055) 10/26

The Master of International Relations (By Research) program at Lincoln University College is for students who want to learn more about the world's most pressing issues, such as international conflict and instability, terrorism, climate change, and rapid globalization. It teaches the pupils how to apply and leverage methodology and study design to answer the most critical societal concerns of our time, based on a deep understanding of international relations theory. The curriculum will provide them with a thorough understanding of what international relations has to say about some of the most pressing issues in international politics, as well as the necessary tools and knowledge of research design to analyze political data.

For successful completion of Masters degree in Lincoln University College, each candidate should publish minimum of two research articles in Scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln University College affiliation.

The program of Master of International Relations (By Research) will produce professionals who are eligible to:

  1. Impart advanced research knowledge in the domain of International Relations.
  2. Empower learners with the ability to apply and synthesize various theories and models of International Relations, enabling cohesive decision making and problem solving as researchers and professionals of international relations.
  3. Inculcate acumen in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
  4. Emulate professional ethics, social responsibility, and values of global research.

By pursuing Master's degree in International Relations (By Research) the aspirants will get valuable insights into global affairs, public policies, international development, economic trends, social issues, legislation, and more. The curriculum gives key knowledge and analytical capabilities for a career in a range of international relations settings. This degree equips them for a number of career such as:

After completion of this course individuals may find positions as:

  1. Diplomat
  2. Intelligence Specialist
  3. Political Analyst
  4. Lobbyist
  5. Communication Specialist

Full Time: Minimum- 24 months; Maximum- 36 months
Part Time: Minimum- 36 months; Maximum- 48 month

Sl.No. Subject Code Subject Credit
1 MIRR 701 Research Methodology 3
2 MIRR 702 Computer Application 3
3 MIRR 703 Dissertation NA
Research topics on any one of the following specialties
a Global Politics
b Global Political Economy
c War, Violence, and International Security
d International Law and relations
e International and Regional Politics
f International Theory
g Diplomatic Relations

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. A Bachelor's degree (Level 6 Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) in International Relation or its equivalent from related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or as accepted by the Lincoln University College Senate; or
  2. A Bachelor's degree (Level 6, MQF) in International Relation or its equivalent from related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75 can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  3. A Bachelor's degree (Level 6, MQF) in International Relation or its equivalent from related fields or its equivalent, not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field: or
  4. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo a prerequisite course(s) and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (iii).

English requirements as follows:

For postgraduate programs, prospective international students must pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0; or equivalent qualifications.

Duration : 24 Months

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Master