City University London

Course Introduction

This course provides students with an opportunity to examine and critically evaluate issues of the contemporary world; it covers the area of international politics, both theory and practice, including development and globalisation, civil society and social movements, history and religion, global political economy, governance and international institutions, security studies and foreign policy.

Course Modules

Modules include: Theories of international politics; dissertation; optional modules: understanding security in the twenty first century; international organisations in global politics; NGOs, human rights and the UN system; development and international politics; political Islam in global politics; global political economy; political economy of global finance; politics of displacement; global politics of health and disease; global civil society; international politics of the middle east; international communications and conflict; globalisation: challenges and transformations; human wrongs; rights, multiculturalism and citizenship; an introduction to refugee studies; refugee rights and refugee settlement; global human rights; international human rights law.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd class Honours degree in a social science discipline; other relevant subjects or relevant work experience may also be accepted; non'native English speakers must hold 1 of the following; a 1st degree from an overseas institution recognised by the university as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, or GCE O'level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum, or Cambridge ESOL CPE at grade C or above, or an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest, a score of 600 minimum (computer score 250) in the TOEFL, or satisfactory standard in the verbal section of the Princeton Test (GMAT), or US SAT with 500 in verbal performance, or WELT with pass grades of BBC minimum, or other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,250  Academic year. First year home fees