The objective of the course is to develop students' knowledge of international politics with a comprehensive empirical approach to understanding many prominent problems in contemporary world politics, especially topics where domestic and international politics cannot be understood in isolation from each other. These topics include democratisation, international cooperation, development and foreign aid, international conflict as well as the politics of many environmental issues and their implications for the politics of developing countries. Students will also receive training in research methods.
The M.Sc. course consists of four compulsory modules and four elective (half) modules. The compulsory modules are:
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
The elective modules on offer vary from year to year.
In 2020-21 these included:
State and Society in the Developing World
Russian Politics under Putin
The Political Economy of International Development
Varieties of Authoritarianism
Interviews in Political Science
Economic Inequality and Democracy
Violence and Political Order
European Union Policy Making
Candidates should normally have achieved an upper second class honour degree or higher from an established university. GPA scores of at least 3.3 out of 4, or equivalent, will be expected from international applicants. A background in a social science will be an advantage but not a necessity. Applications are expected from candidates with a single or joint honours degree in Political Science, Economics, European Studies, History, Sociology, Business and Law.
Closing Date 30th June 2022
1 Year Full Time/2 years Part Time
Next Intake September 2020