Minimum of an Upper Second Class (2.1) UK Honours Degree or equivalent.
Months of entry
The MLitt in International Political Theory provides students with a dynamic and systematic understanding of how political theory can be brought to bear on world affairs.
- The course offers a uniquely deep focus on both the history of political thought and contemporary political theory.
- This programme is ideal for further academic work leading to a PhD at St Andrews or elsewhere.
- The MLitt in International Political Theory prepares students for a wide range of professional fields including law, policy research and consultancy, NGOs, charities, international organisations, civil service and publishing.
The MLitt in International Political Theory is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations. The programme commences in September and ends the following August.
The programme consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice.
Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students. Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.
Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.
Information for international students
A high proportion of IR postgraduates are overseas students. Overseas student whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English language competency e.g. IELTS band 7.0 overall. More information is available from http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||33|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||33|
|Dissertation||34 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
- +44 (0) 1334 461944