A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Research in Politics and International Relations explores the theory, practice and ethics of politics and governance.
We cover a broad area of expertise, from local policy to global governance, political theory to empirical studies, constructivism to rational choice approaches.
Our Politics & International Relations group has close links with cross-disciplinary and internationally recognised research centres.
Major research focuses include:
- sub-state and supranational dimensions of politics and public policy
- the impact of devolution in the UK and elsewhere, and the constitution and governance of the European Union
- international politics: changing relations, the new security agenda, transatlantic relations, political economy, migration politics and global governance
- nationalism, democratic transition, civil society and institution-building
- health, welfare, environment, competition, migrations and citizenship, and equal opportunities policies
- political theory, especially war ethics, environmental ethics and theories of freedom
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0)131 651 3064/5074