The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc in International Politics might be classified as a disciplinary MSc. In it, the objective is to give the student the opportunity to undertake a rigorous training in political theory, with special reference to the study of politics outside Europe and America. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work.
- Overview duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)
- Fees 2019/20 UK/EU fees:
Who should take this course
Students take taught modules to the value of 120 credits + dissertation. Credits must be taken in the following combination.
- 15-credit module from A (this module is compulsory)
- A combined total of 105 credits from lists B, C, D or E, with no more than 30 credits coming from List E.
- Dissertation (60 credits, compulsory) on some aspect of International Politics
All modules offered by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy are subject to convenors' approval.
About Course Provider
Our mission is to inspire the next generation to develop ideas for a fairer and more sustainable world. We welcome the brightest minds from over 130 different countries, creating a community that is diverse, vibrant and multinational. From day one at our central London campus, our students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and think globally – and that’s one of the reasons why they develop careers that make a real difference. A SOAS student is typically passionate about their subject, opts to learn a second language, loves to learn, to travel, to be surprised; and is interested and engaged with the world around them.