University of Sussex

University of Sussex

International Politics

This course is designed to develop your understanding of the interaction between politics at domestic levels with the wider functioning of politics at the transnational and international level. It integrates the comparative study of domestic politics, foreign policy and international politics. The course is particularly focused on rising powers in international politics and regional co-operation in Europe and beyond. You develop in-depth knowledge of three major powers or regions in the world and also examine political science methods, international politics and comparative governance and then specialise in different topics and regions in the world, such as India, East Asia, Latin America and Europe. The course appeals to practitioners who wish to foster an analytical understanding of the interdependencies between domestic and international politics and how they impact on one another in real-world decision-making.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree in a social science or humanities discipline.

Course modules

Autumn term: comparative governance; international politics; research methods and approaches. Spring term: 2 options from a wide range of specialist modules that may include: corruption and the law; European political integration; foreign policy analysis; international relations of the EU; politics in India; the state in East Asia. Summer term: you research and write a 15000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice, related to one of your options, under supervision of a member of faculty.

Assessment methods

The assessment of individual modules may include essays and unseen exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

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