Taught course

Global Politics

Institution
Durham University · School of Government and International Affairs
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:1) or its equivalent from a recognised university. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc Global Politics thus aims to provide students with knowledge of the political, economic, cultural and moral debates about how and to what extent the effects of globalisation can be governed.

It will provide the means for students to develop the analytical and conceptual skills necessary to understand and discuss:

  1. The key international and transnational structures, organisations and institutions that have developed in the era following the Second World War
  2. The range of the academic debates in the area of global governance
  3. Policy developments and innovations in the fields of economics, security, and environment
  4. The moral justification for different and sometimes competing regimes of global governance.

Students will also benefit from the wide range of academic resources within the School of Government and International Affairs, the Law School, the Department of Geography, and the School of Economics, Business and Finance, making the MSc Global Politics a truly unique interdisciplinary programme.

Course Structure

The programme consists of:

Core Modules:
  • Theoretical Approaches to Global Governance
  • Global Governance Institutions
  • Theories of Global Justice
  • Ethical Aspects of Global Governance
Dissertation:

12,000 word research dissertation providing students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of one field of global politics

Optional Modules:

A choice of up to four modules from the list of elective modules both within the School of Government and International Affairs and within other Schools and Departments at Durham University.

Information for international students

English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
11000
International students
19800

Scholarships and funding

https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Government and International Affairs
Email
sgia.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
0191 334 5656