About Fees Study Entry Prospects How to apply Faculty of Business, Law and Politics MA in International Politics Postgraduate - Taught MA Open for admission in 2018/19 Open for admission in 2019/20 Start in September Full time Part time MA 1 year 2 years How to apply 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; 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. Our teaching staff Dr Bhumitra Chakma Professor Colin Tyler Dr Elizabeth Monaghan Justin Morris Dr Mahrukh Doctor Dr Michèle Olivier Come to an open day Grab a prospectus Where you'll study The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study. Hull Campus Click to view directions on Google Maps Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Fees and funding Home/EU: £6,755 A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page. The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase. International: 2018/19 entry: £13,5002019/20 entry: £14,000 International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information. Graduate Studentship The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees. Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page. International Scholarships and Bursaries For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page. We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount. UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies. For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page. 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 – through interactive seminars guided by experts in the subject – along with more general skills in writing, research, public speaking and logical analysis. Modules include International Relations: Theory and Practice This module examines international relations theory and practice. It ranges from the discipline's foundation – and the so-called ‘classical’ ‘first’ and ‘second’ debate theories of idealism, realism, institutionalism and the English school – to the approaches that form what's become known as the ‘third debate’. Power and the State in International Politics This module explores the changing role of the state and the nature of power and ethics in the international system. You'll select three thematic blocks (from a choice of nine), which reflect current global problems and academic expertise. Challenges in International Politics 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. Approaches to Research Extend your understanding of a range of research techniques and skills for the study of politics. This module provides everything you'll need for conducting research in your area of interest – from conducting interviews and focus groups to analysing statistical data and texts. 15,000-word Dissertation Which subject fascinates you? The 15,000-word dissertation lets you research that topic in depth under the guidance of a supervisor. Related courses MA in Strategy and International Security Politics, Security and International Studies research degrees Our graduates are so numerous at Westminster and Whitehall, they’ve become known as the 'Hull Mafia'. Our expert staff are recognised globally as contributing to the cutting-edge of political research. Our postgraduate degrees place great emphasis on training you to design and conduct your own research projects, while receiving expert guidance from their supervisors. Facilities include the £28-million Brynmor Jones Library, a state-of-the-art learning space with more than a million texts and 350 open-access PCs, that’s open 24/7. Entry requirements A min. 2.2 Honours degree (or 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. International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements. 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. 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.