M.Sc. On Campus

Global Politics

Durham University

12 months
23600 GBP/year
11700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Global Politics course offered by Durham University aims to provide you with knowledge of the political, economic, cultural and moral debates about how and to what extent the effects of globalisation can be governed.


The Global Politics course offered by Durham University will provide the means for you to develop the analytical and conceptual skills necessary to understand and discuss:

  • The key international and transnational structures, organisations and institutions that have developed in the era following the Second World War
  • The range of the academic debates in the area of global governance
  • Policy developments and innovations in the fields of economics, security, and environment
  • The moral justification for different and sometimes competing regimes of global governance.

You will also benefit from the wide range of academic resources within the School of Government and International Affairs, the Law School, the Department of Geography, and Durham University Business School, making the MSc Global Politics a truly unique interdisciplinary course.

Career Opportunities

Our students go on to a wide range of successful careers including civil service and other government agencies, UN/INGOs/CSOs, journalism, media, teaching, law, banking and finance, diplomatic services and risk analysis.

Programme Structure

Core modules: 

  • Global Governance
  • Global Political Theory
  • Dissertation

Two SGIA options up to 60 credits from:

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Core Concepts in Political Science
  • Debating the European Union
  • Designing Political Inquiry
  • Ideologies and Political Thought
  • International Politics of the Middle East
  • The Politics of East Asia
  • International Organisations
  • International Relations Theory.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Subject requirements, level and grade

  • UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement.
  • Two satisfactory academic references. In cases of applicants who have significant relevant experience, one work-related reference and one academic reference would be considered appropriate.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home/Island Student: £6,435 per year
  • International non-EU/EU Student: £12,980 per year

Living costs for Durham

660 - 1140 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.

Our partners

Global Politics
Durham University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!