Oxford Brookes University

International Studies

These courses are offered at three levels: a master's degree (MA), a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) and a postgraduate certificate (PGCert). To gain a master's in International Studies, you will have to pass all the taught modules and the dissertation. To gain a PGDip you will have to pass all the taught modules. A PGCert is awarded upon successful completion of three taught modules (particular modules are specified for each named award). Each of the four named awards share common modules during the first semester. These three modules are compulsory and provide the foundation for the specific pathways taken in the second semester and the dissertation.

Entry requirements

Students are normally required to have at least a second-class honours degree from a university in the UK or an equivalent qualification from countries outside the UK. The degree should be in an appropriate discipline. English langiage requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Course modules

Core modules: international relations in theory and practice; global political economy; readings in social science; research methods in the social sciences.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted through a variety of assignments linked to the expected learning outcomes. Assignments will include essays, presentations, projects, reports and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,980 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 13,620 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,050 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
PgCert Full-time - 9 months
PgCert Part-time - 18 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

Key information

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