Whether you want to enhance your career opportunities or continue on to a research degree, a Masters degree can help you stand out. Our postgraduate degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge of a subject, specialise in a particular area or take a new direction.

As a postgraduate student within the School of Politics and International Studies, you will join a community of experts who are as passionate about your subject as you are. Our academics will challenge you and encourage you to explore, question and discover at every stage of your studies.

Our learning and teaching approach will allow you to succeed whilst offering you a range of opportunities to broaden your studies according to your interests and aspirations. Throughout your time with us, you will also be able to take advantage of our excellent study facilities, personal development opportunities, professional support and more.

You’ll develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, as well as advanced research skills through your dissertation or final project. You’ll also have access to ongoing career and development support.

Our graduates have gone on to have careers in politics, the Civil Service, the media, non-governmental organisations and international organisations such as the UN and World Bank, as well as roles in the private sector. Recent destinations have included roles in Parliament as well as public relations, teaching, management, and research and development positions.

Masters degrees

We offer a range of taught Masters programmes in the areas of Conflict and Security, Global Development, International Relations, and Politics.

For more information about our courses and studying with us, visit our website.

Entry requirements

Please check our individual course pages for entry requirements –  visit our website.

Funding and scholarships

The School offers a range of scholarships for both UK/EU and international students – see our full list of Masters scholarships.

Administrative contacts and how to apply

Applications for Masters courses are submitted online through our website and you will be able to track your application at each stage of the process.

We operate a staged admissions process for most of our Masters courses, with selection deadlines throughout the year. Please check our individual course pages for application information.

Find out more on applying for a masters degree.

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

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