Entry requirements

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

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

Months of entry


Course content

Broaden your cultural and social perspectives by studying International Relations in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Ideal for those wanting to gain international experience without compromising on educational learning, our Paris-based postgraduate diploma offers the best of both worlds from a truly global viewpoint.

What you'll study

Be trained in the fascinating area of international relations in this popular postgraduate diploma. Developed through a global lense, this intensive programme offered by the University of London Institute Paris (ULIP) delivers a sophisticated theoretical and applied understanding of specialist areas, including globalisation and development, security and US foreign policy.

Throughout the programme, you will undertake independent research on a topic of your choice, which will be supported by lively group sessions, seminars and lectures on engaging subjects such as the nuances of conflict and war, human rights and foreign military interventions in civil wars.

In addition, you will be taught by a diverse set of academics at the cutting-edge of their fields. Our faculty members have internationally-recognised research strengths in the politics of the developing world and critical theory, as well as regional expertise in South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

The academics who are involved in the Mile End Institute and the Centre for European Research continue to conduct research on constantly changing policy issues and organise free events throughout the year - giving you front-row access to groundbreaking research in action.


  • Four compulsory taught modules
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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Advice and guidance for applicants

Guidance for applicants

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development (Paris)
  • International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context (Paris)
  • Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes (Paris)
  • Doing International Relations Research: Theories Methods, Data

Information for international students

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.

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

  • PGDip
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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