Taught course

International Affairs

King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours undergraduate degree in any subject.

Candidates who achieve 2:2 honours but have relevant professional or voluntary experience may be considered. A CV and reference will be required at the point of application.

Months of entry

January, March, May, July, November

Course content

The international political system is now experiencing its most momentous period of upheaval since the end of the Cold War. Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security, Espionage & Surveillance Studies, and now Strategic Studies engages with the world’s international security issues with the goal of educating the next generation of leaders in the industry. If security is of concern to you, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Our International Affairs MA will provide you with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the complex world of contemporary international relations and politics. With a ground-breaking, flexible curriculum, King’s equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, and the threats they pose both to individual states and to the international community.

Delivered by the Defence Studies Department and drawing its content from our School of Security Studies, the largest academic community of its kind in the world, the course makes use of our teaching team’s deep connections to security organisations worldwide to provide the highest tier of research and experience-led learning outcomes. This complete master’s course is taught 100% online, meaning you can progress your education alongside your career from anywhere in the world, without needing a career break. The flexible two-to-six year curriculum fits around your existing work and life commitments.

Key benefits

  • Join a world-renowned top 10 UK university and become part of a distinguished network of alumni.
  • Learn from high-profile, world-leading, academics in the field of security and defence.
  • Learn the history, international relations, strategic and political theory that surrounds the world’s most intricate security challenges.
  • Draw upon knowledge and research from the Defence Studies Department, the School of Security Studies and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.
  • Achieve a PG Cert in less than a year, Postgraduate Diploma in 16 months and an MA in two years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    24-72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    16-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    8-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Online Enrolment Service