University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Global Politics

This course provides an opportunity to investigate current debates about the changing nature of global politics, and offers broad training in social science methods. The increasingly global nature of political relations is typically underscored by equally global economic relations in trade, finance, migration, concern over which is reflected in questions about shifting loci of global authority from 'west' (eg Europe and the USA) to 'east' (eg China and India) and on-going relationships between the global rich and the global poor.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: one world, many theories: understanding international relations theories; philosophy of social science research; research design and practice; qualitative methods i; quantitative methods i; plus 2 from qualitative methods ii, quantitative methods ii or survey methods. Optional modules: 2 from a wide range in politics and international relations and social sciences more generally plus dissertation.

Sponsorship information

ESRC; British Council.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time - 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 2629