24 months
1470 GBP/module
1470 GBP/module
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Are you ready to tackle the challenge of international security, conquer military history or decode strategy? Study a ground-breaking course that will empower you in these fundamental issues, the International Affairs MA from King’s College London (online).

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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.

Key benefits

  • Join a world-renowned top 10 UK university and become part of a distinguished network of alumni.

  • Learn from high-profile, world-leading, academics in the field of security and defence.

  • Learn the history, international relations, strategic and political theory that surrounds the world’s most intricate security challenges.

  • Draw upon knowledge and research from the Defence Studies Department, the School of Security Studies and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.

  • Achieve a PG Cert in less than a year, Postgraduate Diploma in 16 months and an MA in two years.

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

Courses include:

  • International Relations
  • Seapower & National Strategy
  • Deterrence
  • Proxy Wars & Hybrid Wars
  • Cyber Security in the Information Age
  • Intelligence, Espionage & Surveillance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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



Academic requirements

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Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or above) in any subject area or international equivalent
  • Degree certificates or transcripts will be required when submitting the application

Tuition Fee

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    1470 GBP/module
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    Based on the tuition of 1470 GBP per module during 24 months.

Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. In the 2022/23 Academic Year modules will be charged at £1,470 per module. In the 2023/24 Academic Year modules will be charged at £1,544.

The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

  • Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules
  • Master of Arts: 12 modules

Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 


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.

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