Entry requirements


Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Politics or a related discipline.

Other routes

Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc International Business and Politics.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses

Months of entry


Course content

Discuss the various interpretations of capitalism, explore contemporary manifestations and understand the politics of international business from various intellectual perspectives, from neo-liberal and mainstream business studies approaches, through to more critical approaches, in this fascinating International Business and Politics MSc.

What you'll study

In recent years, interest in the relationship between international business and politics has increased. This programme sets out to explore concepts, approaches and methods from a truly interdisciplinary perspective and offers a rich and stimulating basis for postgraduate study. The degree offers a framework for exploring the changing relationship between states and markets, international institutions of global political-economic governance, transnational companies, work, geo-politics, industrialisation and development.

Throughout this programme you will develop advanced and critical understandings of the politics of international business from various intellectual perspectives, from neo-liberal and mainstream business studies approaches, through to more critical approaches which engage with questions of power and resistance.

You’ll be studying in one of the financial capitals of the world, home to a wealth of resources in and around the University such as the London Stock Exchange and the British Library. As part of this exciting course, you’ll be able to keep up to date with the latest changes in global politics and discuss them with like-minded peers in lively group sessions.


  • Two compulsory taught modules
  • Four elective taught modules
  • One non-credit bearing optional professional skills module
  • 12,000-word dissertation
Programme changes for 2020

At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.

Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020.

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Compulsory/Core modules

World Economy and Development
Approaches to Political Economy

Elective modules

International Relations of the Middle East
Organisational Behaviour
Strategic Management
Multinationals and Global Business
Global Supply Chain Management
Economics of Development
New Product Development and Business Ecosystems
Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development
Corporate Governance
International Business Strategy


  • Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and written examinations
  • You will also be assessed through an individual dissertation


In Semester two, you will have the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in a 12,000-word dissertation project.

Information for international students

English language requirements

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa.

Fees and funding


There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

MSc: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/126163.html

Course contact details

School of Politics and International Relations
+44 (0)20 7882 8587