12 months
22500 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Governance programme at The University of Exeter will equip you with the necessary tools to understand how key global challenges are addressed by numerous global actors and institutions in the absence of a world government.

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  • Learn to use theories and empirical findings from international relations, public policy and politics in order to understand the the way in which, global institutions deal with global problems
  • You can tailor your programme to your interests and career ambitions with our array of optional modules
  • Our seminar series and highly successful annual postgraduate conference brings together researchers from across all humanities and social sciences disciplines
  • The ideal programme for individuals hoping to pursue international careers in roles such as policy makers, policy analysts or advocacy workers


The Global Governance programme at The University of Exeter is a pathway to a range of academic and non-academic careers, but is particularly suitable for individuals who hope to work in international, national, regional and non-governmental organisations, as well as private firms that address global problems.

Students can also go on and work in government agencies such as the Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office, and the Diplomatic Service. We also expect to provide students for Civil Service Fast Stream and similar programmes.

Employer valued skills

The optional modules offered in the cluster Global Governance in Practice, have been specifically designed to enhance your applied skills and help you connect with the global governance market place. All of the offered modules aim to help you develop a set of crucial personal skills which are highly valued by all employers, whether in academia or not.

  • Policy and political analysis
  • Empirical research and analysis
  • Effective communication and presentation
  • Argument development and debate
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Group management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Governance: Institutions and Challenges
  • The Transformation of Politics in the Global Age
  • From Oppression to Resistance: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender
  • Post-Conflict Human Rights and Transitional Justice
  • Applied Skills: Becoming an Effective Negotiator
  • Applied Analytics: Understanding Self and Others in a Post Conflict World 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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

  • We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree in a related discipline (social sciences or humanities). While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

£5,500 part-time

International fees per year:

£11,250 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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