Taught course

International Politics and East Asia

University of Warwick · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

2:i degree (or equivalent in Politics and International Studies or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

This taught MA is one of the leading postgraduate programmes of its kind. You will be focusing on a region that has emerged as a consistent focal point for the study of international relations; the socio-political consequences of economic crises; and the impact of globalisation, among other contemporary global priorities.

This is not a traditional area studies course on East Asia, but rather a disciplinary degree that focuses on the region for its case studies. The degree combines a strong disciplinary and regional expertise. Our Department has drawn together one of the largest research and teaching clusters on East and South-East Asia in Europe. Many of these staff contribute to the delivery of the MA, so you will find them giving lectures or supervising your thesis on Asia-focused topics.

Our IPEA graduates have ascended into highly competitive internships (e.g. UN in Thailand and UK Cabinet Office); roles in international business, NGOs and think-tanks; and doctoral-level study at Warwick and other top institutions.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585