M.Sc. On Campus

International and European Politics

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
25300 GBP/year
25300 GBP/year
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Students in the International and European Politics programme at The University of Edinburgh will explore in depth key theories, issues and controversies, and will have the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary studies and develop their interests in a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment.


Developed in response to the enormous political challenges facing our changing societies, this International and European Politics programme at The University of Edinburgh offers an advanced understanding of the contemporary world, drawing on insights from International Relations as well as:

  • European Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Science
  • Area Studies

The programme hosts an official "Jean Monnet Module" (one of the core courses of the programme), recognised by the European Commission for its interdisciplinary and student-centred approach. Guest lectures and specialised seminar series will make an important contribution to the academic programme, bringing prominent international scholars and practitioners to Edinburgh to present current research and perspectives.

There is also a vibrant community of students interested in international and European Politics, so students will have plenty of opportunities to network with their peers, organise events and even work on publications in the Leviathan - the University’s own journal of Politics and International Relations.

Career opportunities

While many graduates of this programme have gone on to further study and an academic career, many have taken up positions in a wide range of institutions, including:

  • NATO and the United Nations
  • European Commission and Parliament
  • regional and national government institutions
  • development organisations
  • educational, research and think-tank organisations
  • banking
  • media
  • lobbying
  • the private sector

Students will learn transferable skills in areas such as communication, critical thinking and research, which will give them an edge in the employment market, whatever their eventual career path.

Programme Structure

  • Teaching will take the form of lectures, seminars and group work, with a strong focus on guided independent study. 
  • Students will complete two core courses and four optional courses, after which they will work towards an independently researched dissertation. 
  • Students have the option to embark on a placement-based dissertation, subject to availability and performance throughout the year.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time fees per year
  • Home: £12,650
  • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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