12 months
16240 GBP/year
10280 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Unpick the news and analyse the fundamental ideas that define international politics. The globally respected MA in International Politics from City, University of London gives you a diverse set of highly valued skills to widen your employment prospects when you graduate. You might pursue a career in politics, non-government organisations, the civil service or the media.


During the International Politics MA from City, University of London you will learn to challenge yourself, your specific ideas and why you hold them.

We help you to untangle complicated concepts that shape our understanding of the world and identify their impact on global events.

This is a constantly evolving subject in a rapidly changing world. As such you will explore unique specialisms supported by up to the minute research.

You will graduate with the ability to undertake in-depth research, confidently challenge explanations of international politics and evaluate relationships between global bodies such as governments and transnational networks.


This International Politics MA will help you develop transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.

We aim to prepare you for a range of careers and provide contextual knowledge that will be applicable for life-long learning in an uncertain world.

You will be particularly highly skilled in research, analysis and presentation. These skills are attractive to organisations such as government bodies, non-government organisations, consultancies and thinktanks.

Graduates from our programme have been recruited by the following organisations:

  • Amnesty International
  • International Crisis Group
  • Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • The Open Rights Group
  • The United Nations
  • US Embassy.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories of International Politics
  • International Politics Research Workshop
  • International Politics Dissertation
  • Understanding security in the 21st century 
  • International organisations in global politics 
  • Development and world politics 
  • Religion in global politics 
  • Global capitalism: past, present and future 
  • Global political economy 
  • Political economy of global finance 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a first or upper second-class honours (or equivalent) degree in politics, the social sciences, humanities or law. However, we also welcome applications from those with substantial experience in human rights organisations, NGOs, social services, journalism and other related sectors.
When you apply online you will be expected to submit the following:
  • One application form
  • A short personal statement (c800-1200 words) outlining why you are applying for this programme
  • A copy of your degree transcript: We require an original transcript or a copy certified by your institution. If you have not yet graduated, you will be required to send us your degree transcript as soon as it is available. You will not be able to register as a City student without having supplied your degree transcript.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16240 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10280 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £5,140
  • Overseas/EU: £8,120

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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