Durham University

Durham University

Global Politics

This course aims to provide students with knowledge of the political, economic, cultural and moral debates about how and to what extent the effects of globalisation can be governed.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1) or its equivalent from a recognised university. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, an IELTS score of 7.0 is required.

Course modules

Core modules: theoretical approaches to global governance; global governance institutions; theories of global justice; ethical aspects of global governance; dissertation: 12,000 word research dissertation providing students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of 1 field of global politics. Optional modules: a choice of up to 4 modules from the list of elective modules both within the school of government and international affairs and within other schools and departments at the University.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include 12,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

School of Government and International Affairs
Telephone number: 
0191 334 5656