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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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.

About

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in less than a year, Postgraduate Diploma in 16 months or an MA in two years. 
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • MA: modules totalling 180 credits
    • PG Dip: modules totalling 120 credits
    • PG Cert: modules totalling 60 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    69

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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.
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  • PG Cert: £5,600
  • PG Dip: £11,200
  • MA: £16,800

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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