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International Affairs

King's College London

Master Online
24 months
8400 GBP/year
8400 GBP/year
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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

Start dates & application deadlines

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Start dates and deadlines: 

  • 8th September - 25th August
  • 3rd November - 20th October 
  • 12th January - 22nd December
  • 9th March - 23rd February
  • 11th May - 27th April
  • 6th July - 22nd June




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



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.
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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.
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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
From September, modules will be charged at £1,435 per module and the MSc fee will be £17,220


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