Taught course

Global Politics

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

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Entry requirements

UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement.

Two satisfactory academic references. In cases of applicants who have significant relevant experience, one work-related reference and one academic reference would be considered appropriate.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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

This course will provide the means for you 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.

You 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 Durham University Business School, making the MSc Global Politics a truly unique interdisciplinary course.

Core modules:

  • Global Governance
  • Global Political Theory
  • Dissertation

Two SGIA options up to 60 credits from:

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Core Concepts in Political Science
  • The Politics of the European Union
  • Designing Political Inquiry
  • Ideologies and Political Thought
  • International Politics of the Middle East
  • The Politics of East Asia
  • International Organisations
  • International Relations Theory.

A 20 credit language module is allowed to be taken with all the courses as long as it is agreed with the Programme Director.

Information for international students

Scholarships available for 2022 entry will be determined in September 2021. Over 60 scholarships are available, each year. Some scholarships are awarded to more than one person. For further information see the course listing.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,700.00 per year
International students
£23,600.00 per year

durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
School of Government and International Affairs
Email
study@durham.ac.uk