University of Hull

University of Hull

International Politics

Globalisation and recent wars dramatise the enduring importance of world affairs to government, economics and people�s lives. If you are interested in a career focusing on global politics, this programme is for you. It is aimed at degree-holders with an interest in the theory and practice of world politics. The degree aims to impart a broad and balanced knowledge of international relations theory at an advanced level. It provides core training in political analysis and methodology of the social sciences; examines contemporary global problems and rival approaches to their solution; and offers specialisation in particular areas such as foreign policy analysis, global society, regional integration, global environmental politics, and strategic and security studies. This MA prepares graduates for careers in media, academia, non-governmental organisations, international business, research think-tanks and government foreign service.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree 2.1 or above. Or equivalent. Competence in English is required for International students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Our International Politics programme is made up of core and optional modules and a 15,000-word dissertation. You will learn up-to-date approaches to international relations studies � through interactive seminars guided by experts in the subject � along with more general skills in writing, research, public speaking and logical analysis. Modules are themed around; communications and international politics; contemporary terrorism studies and the causes of terrorism; discourses of civilisation and barbarism; global communications, globalisation and development; globalisation and governance in practice; IR theory: classical and post-classical approaches; IR theory: practical applications and case studies; maritime strategy; nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation; political economy in perspective; political economy of global communications; research methods in political science; strategic studies and security I; strategic studies and security II: strategy applied; strategic thinkers I: precursors to the information age; strategic thinkers II: the information age; the environment in theory and practice; the EU: national and international perspectives; the EU: political integration and policy analysis; the international politics of the environment I: comparative perspective; the political economy of development; terrorism, civil disobedience and dissent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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