School of Politics and International Relations

Postgraduate Taught Courses


Taught by academic experts within their respective fields, our postgraduate taught courses attract a large graduate community from all over the world.

We were rated in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with excellence and achievement in research and teaching remaining our priority. Our chief research strengths lie in security, social and global justice, contemporary political theory, international history, comparative politics, and British politics.

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.


Double degree programme

The school also contributes to a double degree programme, between the University of Nottingham and the University of Konstanz, Germany. This is an international two-year programme. Students who successfully complete the programme receive an MA degree in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz and an MA in one of the University of Nottingham's politics' fields of specialisation. For more information, please contact

Facilities and support

The Graduate School supports postgraduates, offering a programme of services including training and development, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces. Experience student life by exploring areas such as accommodation, student services, sport centres, libraries and more.

Postgraduate brochure

postgraduate brochure

Download the politics and international relations brochure

Virtual module fair

Watch short videos from staff members about their modules.


We recognise that 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.

Part-time study

All our postgraduate courses are offered on a part-time basis (with the exception of MA Asian and International Studies). We do recognise the need that some part-time students fit their studies around their hours of work, and the modular courses offered by the school allow some flexibility in the hours of attendance. Teaching and supervision are only offered during the normal working hours of the academic year.



School of Politics and International Relations

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