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Global Affairs

King's College London

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
22350 GBP/year
9990 GBP/year
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The MSc Global Affairs at King's College London examines the politics, society, economics and history of the world’s non-western, regional and rising powers and their role within a changing world order. It provides the opportunity to study China, India, Russia, Brazil, the Middle East and Africa; to understand both the larger countries as well as the regions within which they are situated.  

Overview

The world is changing fast. It is clear that the centre of global gravity has shifted – crises and political change within Europe and North America, as well as the rise and reassertion of non-western countries, regions and rising powers – have changed the world we live in in far-reaching ways. But the future is wide open for definition.

The MSc Global Affairs at King's College London is designed to enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the politics, society, economy and history of non-western countries, regions and rising powers, including via comparative analysis. 

The course allows you to build regional specialisation, alongside a consideration of cross-cutting and transnational issues in global affairs. With a firm focus on regions beyond Western Europe and North America, this course offers a truly global perspective on the changing world.

Key Benefits

  • The MSc Global Affairs is a unique course that looks at the world from the perspective of non-western regions, and critically examines the connections between the local and the global.
  • You will develop an in-depth and multidisciplinary understanding of the politics, society, economics and history of at least two of the following countries and/or world regions: Brazil, China, India, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • You will gain hands-on experience of designing and executing an independent research project on a global subject – either a dissertation with research methods training or capstone project alongside specialised policy-oriented micromodules.
  • With a flexible curriculum, the course allows you to develop the kinds of specialist regional knowledge (including the possibility of learning a language), research skills and awareness of yourself as a global citizen that are valued by employers, policy-makers and scholars in a fast-changing world.

Career prospects

MSc Global Affairs graduates will have a wide range of career options including in further academic research, consultancy, NGOs, government and international organisations, media and publishing, business, finance and investment.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Global Affairs
  • Contemporary Brazil 
  • Contemporary India: State, Society & Economy since 1947
  • China & the Age of Globalisation
  • Russia & the EU 
  • Global Affairs Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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

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.
100
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum Upper Second (2.1) in, but not confined to, Politics, IR, Area Studies, History, Geography, Anthropology, Liberal Arts, PPE or Modern Languages.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time 

  • Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £11,175 per year 

Funding

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