Taught course

Governance and International Politics Double MA

Aston University · School of Languages and Social Sciences
Double Masters

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Entry requirements

2:1 degree in Social Science, Language or a related subject. Other degrees might be suitable depending on personal statement and motivation. No level of German language required.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Governance and International Politics Joint MA is an exciting two year joint masters course, which allows you to develop a deep understanding of issues of contemporary research in the field of governance and international politics. You will spend the first year at Aston University in Birmingham in the UK and the second year at Bamberg University in Germany, benefitting from the combined expertise and experience of teaching staff at two prestigious institutions to enable you to become a highly informed strategic thinker in the political arena.

You will study two core modules in International Relations Theory and Governance of Global Problems, which will give you an advanced grounding in the key concepts and ideas used in the analysis of international relations and international politics.

You will critically examine the nature and impact of the major schools of thought in International Relations and understand how problems such as terrorism, economic and financial crisis, armed conflict or trade wars occur and how they might be best resolved. This will offer you a sense of the identity of International Relations as an academic discipline and give you a set of conceptual tools, which will better enable you to make sense of international events.

Information for international students

We recommend that overseas students apply before the end of June due to visa requirements as these can take a few weeks to process.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

At Aston University we are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential by providing a range of scholarships to help lower tuition and living costs. Find out more about our scholarships here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Double Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0121 204 3200