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QMUL launches new educational partnership with University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP)

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a new educational partnership with the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). The partnership will see the introduction in September 2015 of a new Masters programme in International Relations, based in Paris.

11 June 2015


According to Professor Morag Shiach, Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences) at Queen Mary University of London, the announcement represents “a further strengthening of a longstanding academic and research collaboration between QMUL and ULIP”.

“Our growing portfolio in Paris reflects the success and popularity of the existing LLM (Masters in Law), which was the first ULIP programme to award qualifications from Queen Mary University of London. This new programme will build on the success of that initiative; the course content and curriculum are designed and delivered by world-class academics from QMUL, and students will graduate with an internationally recognised qualification from a global top 100 university,” said Professor Shiach.

The new MA in International Relations is concerned with analysing the key issues and concepts in world politics. Students will be immersed in a range of applied and theoretical topics including war and security, globalisation and development, and US foreign policy.

According to Professor Adam Fagan, head of the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London, the programme combines “immersive teaching, personalised tutorials, and flexible learning”.

“We’ve designed the programme in a way that accommodates and recognises students’ existing professional commitments. Students will take four intensive master classes in Paris, and the remainder of the programme is delivered via a specially designed programme of online learning and assessment,” said Professor Fagan.

Tim Gore, CEO at ULIP said:

“ULIP has an academic mission that connects the UK with France and its spheres of influence through the study of the civil society, language and literature of Paris, France and the Francophone world. We’re very excited about our collaboration with the QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations, one of the best in the UK. With our 120 year history in Franco-British relations we are keenly aware of the importance of understanding international relations and related disciplines to the stability and prosperity of the modern world. We are in a unique situation in the political heart of Paris to offer this stimulating programme.”

Applications for the new MA International Relations Paris Masters courses are open for the September 2015 intake, and full details – including entry requirements and module options – are available on the course page.

For media information, contact:

Paul Jordan
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: p.jordan@qmul.ac.uk
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