Taught course

Multilevel Governance and International Relations Joint MA

Aston University · School of Languages and Social Sciences
Joint 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

Working knowledge of French language (CEFR B2)

Students will undertake the MUGIR entry interview along with French applicants, which will test motivation and level in French (a Skype interview is permitted).

Months of entry


Course content

The Multilevel Governance and International Relations Joint MA at Aston is an innovative, one-year Masters programme delivered jointly by Aston University in England and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po Rennes), France. The unique way this joint masters is delivered enables you to benefit from a multicultural teaching environment and the combined expertise of teaching staff at two leading sites for research on governance in both Britain and France.

You will spend the first semester at Aston University taking several core and optional modules to equip you with an advanced grounding in the key concepts and ideas used in the analysis of International Relations and Multilevel Governance. Semester two is based at Sciences Po Rennes, where you will study a further suite of core modules through the medium of French language, before moving on to undertake a related work placement, and completing a final “Rapport de Stage”.

This is a demanding masters, which will challenge you to engage fully with study opportunities in both learning institutions, but it is a rewarding experience, through which you will develop lifelong skills and open new professional opportunities.

Throughout your masters course, you will benefit from active membership of the Aston Centre for Europe, a thriving research hub which organises debates, study visits, and conferences and seminars on current international issues.

Information for international students

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. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.

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

  • Joint Masters
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0121 204 3200