Taught course

International Politics

City, University of London · Department of International Politics

Entry requirements

You should have a first or upper second class honours (or equivalent) degree in politics, the social sciences, law, business studies or humanities. However, we will also consider applications from students with a degree in any other subject where applicants have gained significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research. Other Suitable Qualifications: Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

At the heart of contemporary international politics are new challenges to enduring problems. Increasing concerns such as poverty, terrorism, conflict, human rights, economic development, displacement, and the global environment, make the study of international politics a unique and exciting challenge.
City's International Politics MA course provides you with an opportunity to examine and critically evaluate issues of the contemporary world. It focuses on the study of global policy-making using theoretical and practical approaches, with core and elective modules covering the following areas/fields: Development and inequality, Security, Foreign policy, Diplomacy, Religion, The environment, Economic and financial crises, Migration and cultural identity, Human rights.
These modules on the International Politics MA course also allow you to analyse a range of actors involved in global policy-making, from governments to international institutions, civil society, social movements and private actors.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: TOEFL (internet based) 100 - 105 or IELTS an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £9,000, Part-time EU: £5,000 per year, Full-time Non EU: £13,000, Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year
Scholarships: UK/EU students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,000 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All UK/EU applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
International students can apply for the School of Arts and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship for this course.
Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Amber Jones
+44(0)20 7040 4567
+44 (0)20 7040 8580