Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The core of the programme introduces key themes and approaches to the study of international politics, and then allows students to bring these to bear on social, economic, and political interactions of key actors in world politics.

Course Modules

Choose 3 core units: analysing international politics; introduction to quantitative research methods in politics and international relations; introduction to qualitative methods in politics and international relations; foundations of contemporary political theory; research design in politics and international relations; dissertation (MSc only); choose 2 elective units: china in the world; comparative political executives; contemporary continental political theory; culture and community; democracy and citizenship in Europe; democracy in comparative perspective; foreign policy of the European union; human rights; identity, power and radical political theory; issues in united states foreign policy; the politics of ethnic multiculturalism; internet and new media politics; media, war and conflict; politics of forced migration; sovereignty, rights, and justice; theories of globalisation; Africa and international politics; biopolitics and security; political violence; transnational security and the law of targeting.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd class Honours degree.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
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