Taught course

International Politics (Specialist)

Aberystwyth University · Department of International Politics

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a very good 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in a cognate subject, plus a satisfactory reference. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be considered on a case by case basis and are normally interviewed as part of the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

The global challenges of the 21st century place important demands on students of international politics. Not only do we need to understand the ongoing changes in the nature of war and conflict, but we are also today faced with important transformations in global power relations, international flows of goods, people and diseases and, indeed shifts in the nature of political communities. Whatever your background, whether in international politics or another discipline, this flagship MA programme provides you with the necessary tools to tackle these shifting landscapes. With a wide range of modules and departmental expertise at your disposal, the scheme wil expose you to envisioning new, different, better ways forward in our efforts to cope with the challenging political, military, social, economic and environmental contexts we live in today.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    o This Masters programme emphasises the development of strong research, writing and analytical skills as well as the capacity to work independently - qualities highly valued by employers. You will develop skills in analysis, argument formation and gain an incisive understanding of and expertise in your subject. Graduates from this programme have gone onto work in: local and national politics, national civil services, NGOs, international organisations, journalism, academia, legal affairs, and many other career pathways.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

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