Taught course

International Relations

University of Cambridge · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those with a good 2.i UK honours degree or equivalent, and also welcome applications from those with non-standard academic backgrounds.

Months of entry


Course content

This two-year, part-time programme covers contemporary and historical perspectives on international relations, offering education and research training at Master’s level.

It is suitable both for students who have just completed their first degree, and for mature students from (for example) industry, teaching, the civil service, NGOs or the armed forces. A background in international relations, law, economics, history or politics is a definite asset, but we welcome applicants from all disciplines.

The MSt is taught over two years in short, intensive study blocks. It has been designed to be accessible to those in full- or part-time employment and to international students.

Successful applicants will become members of a Cambridge College and will join the wider graduate community, with full access to the facilities of the University.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be required to take a language test.

Qualification and course duration


part time
22 months

Course contact details

Linda Fisher
+44 (0)1223 746218