Durham University

Durham University

Global Politics

The MSc Global Politics thus 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. It will provide the means for students to develop the analytical and conceptual skills necessary to understand and discuss: the key international and transnational structures, organisations and institutions that have developed in the era following the Second World War, the range of the academic debates in the area of global governance, policy developments and innovations in the fields of economics, security, and environment, the moral justification for different and sometimes competing regimes of global governance. You will also benefit from the wide range of academic resources within the School of Government and International Affairs, the Law School, the Department of Geography, and the School of Economics, Business and Finance, making the MSc Global Politics a truly unique interdisciplinary programme.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1) or its equivalent from a recognised university.

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 one field of global politics.

Optional Modules:
A choice of up to four modules from the list of elective modules both within the School of Government and International Affairs and within other Schools and Departments at Durham University.

Assessment methods

All modules have written exercise for formative assessments. Upon getting feedback on these assignments, students can meet their lecturers to discuss their marks before then eventually completing a summative assessment. Typically summative assessments are 3000 word essays but some modules may be assessed by examination. Assessment methods also include a 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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