Taught course

Global Affairs and Politics

University of Derby · Department of Humanities

Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree (1st or 2:1) in any subject, or its international equivalent. Applications may be considered if you have a 2:2 honours degree and/or significant relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique Masters degree blends history, politics and journalism, to help you gain a better understanding of the biggest global issues of our time, such as climate change, gender equality and racism. It’s for curious and ambitious graduates from any field, who want to help find imaginative new solutions to these problems.

  • New for September 2021, this Masters is for people who want to understand world affairs from all angles, and develop the skills and vision required to find solutions to complex problems.
  • We’re looking for students with a diverse range of skills and experience who are ready to engage in lively debates and are open to new perspectives. Scientists, artists, accountants, historians, marketers — graduates of any discipline (or non-graduates with valuable experience) are welcome.
  • You will develop strong skills in research, data analysis and communication, and become an adept critical thinker and problem-solver. These skills are essential if you want to progress on to a research degree and they’re also valuable for a range of roles in politics, campaigning, think-tanks, NGOs, civil or diplomatic services.
  • We’ll make sure you have an exceptional student experience, with more contact hours than most universities and staff that go the extra mile to support you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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