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MA in International Politics

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Politics International Business Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

Globalisation and recent wars dramatise the enduring importance of world affairs to government, economics and people’s lives. If you are interested in a career focusing on global politics, this programme is for you. It is aimed at degree-holders with an interest in the theory and practice of world politics.

The degree aims to impart a broad and balanced knowledge of international relations theory at an advanced level. It provides core training in political analysis and methodology of the social sciences. It examines contemporary global problems and rival approaches to their solution and offers specialisation in particular areas such as foreign policy analysis, global society, regional integration, global environmental politics, and strategic and security studies.

This MA prepares graduates for careers in media, academia, non-governmental organisations, international business, research think-tanks and government foreign service.

What you'll study

Our International Politics programme is made up of core and optional modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.

You will learn up-to-date approaches to international relations studies and more general skills in writing, research, public speaking and logical analysis through interactive seminars guided by experts in the subject.

Future prospects

This MA provides students with the expert skills and knowledge for a career in political consultancy, the media, the Civil Service, public relations, political parties, parliament and charities on a national or international scale.

Many of our Masters students choose to progress to further study at PhD level. Our staff are research-active with specialisms including strategic studies, international relations theory, international law, foreign policy, political theory, European integration and the critique of violence.

Modules

This module addresses some of the challenges for effective, democratic and ethical global governance. It engages with the issues for states and other international agents of global political change and interdependence.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

10,000

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a cognate discipline, such as law, history, sociology, human geography, social policy and strategic studies, or equivalent prior experience will be taken into account.