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International Affairs Online

M.A. Online
24 months
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8400 GBP/year
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The online International Affairs MA from King's College London is a ground-breaking new course that combines international relations, military history, strategic studies and regional security studies to educate students in the fundamental issues surrounding international security and conflict politics.

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Overview

With modules covering international relations; strategy and conflict history; cyber-security; intelligence and future conflict, the International Affairs course’s multidisciplinary approach developed by King's College London enables you to gain a holistic understanding of the global security industry and the challenges it faces.

Why Study International Affairs At King’s?

  • Attain groundbreaking learning outcomes in the field of international affairs.
  • Learn the history, international relations, strategic and political theory that surrounds the world’s most intricate security challenges.
  • Draw upon knowledge, skills and research from the Defence Studies Department, the School of Security Studies and the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.
  • Learn from high-profile academics in the field of security and defence.
  • Achieve a PG Cert in less than a year, Postgraduate Diploma in 16 months and an MA in two years.
  • With small class sizes, you benefit from close instructor interaction and collaboration with other students from everywhere in the world.
  • All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Career Prospects

The course is ideal for anyone seeking to pursue a career in any industries addressing concerns over international affairs. This may include roles in Civil Service, NGOs, local or national government, armed forces, the Home Office, policy think tanks, or private intelligence and security companies. It may also be suitable for journalists or parliamentary advisers reporting on international issues.

The course presents students with advanced knowledge in international diplomatic and security strategies with the goal of advancing them to leadership-level positions in these fields. This makes it ideal for professionals hoping to advance their existing careers or change careers into a profession within international or conflict politics.

Programme Structure

As well as its core subject areas, the course seeks to transform your research capabilities, with skills modules focussed on critical thinking and evidence evaluation.

You will need to complete a self-directed research dissertation that will inaugurate you into the academic conversation surrounding international affairs.

  • Access study materials and lectures at any time, from wherever you are in the world.
  • Start and finish at your convenience with six entry points per year.
  • The unique carousel learning system allows you to study at your own pace.
  • Make use of all the University’s services without having to visit campus, including careers, wellness and disability services.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • MA: modules totalling 180 credits
  • PG Dip: modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Cert: modules totalling 60 credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
69 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 honours undergraduate degree in any subject.
  • Candidates who achieve 2:2 honours but have relevant professional or voluntary experience may be considered. A CV and reference will be required at the point of application.
  • Candidates without a degree but presenting with demonstrable significant work experience in a related area may also be considered. A CV, reference and 500 word written statement addressing the question “What are the key global security issues facing the world today? How might they be studied in a rigorous fashion?” will be required at the point of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • PG Cert: £5,600
  • PG Dip: £11,200
  • MA: £16,800

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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