Governance and International Politics, M.A. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
M.A. On Campus

Governance and International Politics

24 months
11375 GBP/year
5925 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the Governance and International Politics programme at Aston University, and University of Bamberg, Germany, to gain an unparalleled understanding of key issues in governance and international politics, enriched by both British and German perspectives.


The Governance and International Politics programme at Aston University is an exciting two year joint masters course, which allows you to develop a deep understanding of issues of contemporary research in the field of governance and international politics. You will spend the first year at Aston University in Birmingham in the UK and the second year at Bamberg University in Germany, benefitting from the combined expertise and experience of teaching staff at two prestigious institutions to enable you to become a highly informed strategic thinker in the political arena.

As a student on the Governance and International Politics Double MA, you will be able to tailor make the course to suit your interests and future career goals.

You will study two core modules in International Relations Theory and Governance of Global Problems, which will give you an advanced grounding in the key concepts and ideas used in the analysis of international relations and international politics.

Career prospects

All our MA Programmes equip students with the knowledge and analytical and transferable skills to pursue further postgraduate research or a successful career in the public and private sector.

The careers pursued by our students vary greatly, but typical careers include:

  • employment in international organisations (EU, WTO, UN etc.)
  • research in policy-oriented domestic or international think tanks
  • careers in government administration
  • further postgraduate research at PhD level
  • journalism
  • international marketing or business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Governance of Global Problems
  • Rethinking European Integration
  • Leaders and Leadership in a European and Global Context
  • IR and East-Asia
  • Religion and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree in Social Science, Language or a related subject. Other degrees might be suitable depending on personal statement and motivation. No level of German language required. 
  • The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11375 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22750 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5925 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

This tuition fee is for the first year of the course at Aston University and does not include the tuition fee requirement for the partner institution.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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