School of Politics and International Relations

Postgraduate Taught Courses


Our postgraduate taught courses are taught by academic experts within their respective fields and attract students from all over the world.

Our world-leading research underpins our curriculum, so you can be sure that you will graduate with a masters degree that is relevant to contemporary issues and aligns with the needs of employers around the world.

Our chief research strengths lie in security, social and global justice, contemporary political theory, international history, comparative politics, and British politics.

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Graduates often need more than just a great degree to stand out from the crowd. Our placements and employability programme helps provide valuable work experience and internship opportunities.

Postgraduate taught courses

Asian and International Studies MA

Unique to Nottingham, MA Asian and International Studies will enhance your understanding of the culture and politics in Asia. You will spend a semester abroad in Malaysia.

International Relations MA

This course explores both the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis, enabling you to contribute to tackling some of the biggest global issues being faced today.

International Security and Terrorism MA

This course provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of security and terrorism on a global scale, enhancing your career opportunities in this complex field.


Politics and Contemporary History MA

Ideal for those seeking a global career in the media, government or international organisations, MA Politics and Contemporary History explores the historical context to the events that shape our everyday lives.

Social Science Research (Political Science and International Relations) MA

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to society in a number of ways.

Double degree programme

The school also has a dual degree option with the University of Konstanz in Germany. This is a two-year programme. Students who successfully complete the programme receive an MA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz and an MA from the University of Nottingham in one of politics' fields of specialisation. 


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