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.
- 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 prospectsMSc 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.
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- Introduction to Global Affairs
- Contemporary Brazil
- Contemporary India: State, Society & Economy since 1947
- China & the Age of Globalisation
- Russia & the EU
- Global Affairs Dissertation
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development Political Science View 394 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- 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.
International22350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9990 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year
- Overseas fees: £11,175 per year
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