Aston University

Aston University

Governance and International Politics

Aston University, together with the Otto-Friedrich-Universit�t Bamberg, Germany are offering this programme which allows students to develop a rich understanding of contemporary governance and international politics, complemented by a thorough awareness of both British and German perspectives on global challenges. This programme provides students with sophisticated political analysis skills, as well as broadening their insights into political questions across a wide range of issue areas.

Entry requirements

Normally a good UK Honours Degree (minimum of upper 2nd Class) in an appropriate subject, or an equivalent qualification; applicants whose 1st language is not English must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6 in each component or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Core modules: international relations theory; globalisation, regionalism and global governance. Optional modules: research methods; leaders and leadership in a European and global context; Europe�s regions and their governance; Asia-Europe relations: between interregionalism and bilateralism; religion and politics; security and defence in Europe; international political communication; international ethics and literature; transatlantic relations in historical perspective: the us and Europe; international security; comparative and international political economy.

Assessment methods

At Aston, the taught modules are assessed mainly by written examination or extended essay. The taught element is complemented by a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject in the field of governance and international politics.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time with time abroad £ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time with time abroad £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Full-time with time abroad £ 4,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

Key information

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0121 204 3762