Taught course

United States Foreign Policy

University of Warwick · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

2:i (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

What drives US foreign policy? What is its impact on the wider world? This programme allows you to advance your learning on US foreign policy based on Warwick’s concentration of academic expertise in this area.

The course attracts applications from a range of disciplines (e.g. history, sociology, media studies and area studies) and the majority of our MA students will have studied at least one module on the USA in their first degree. You will explore a variety of topics in the core module, including: values and ideas; the dominance of presidential policy-making; the threat and use of US military force; the impact of US foreign economic policy; the significance of US ‘soft-power’; and the effectiveness of US counter-terrorism.

The transferable skills you acquire will equip you for careers in policy analysis, journalism, political advising, law, business or the media. Should you choose to progress to PhD research in this area, you will join a growing community of scholars from Warwick dedicated to the study of the USA and its role in the world.

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