School of Politics and International Relations

Postgraduate Taught Courses

Postgraduate Taught Courses

Taught by many world-leading academic experts within their respective fields, our postgraduate taught programmes attract a large and active graduate community from all corners of the globe.

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.

Postgraduate taught courses

View our course entry pages on the University prospectus:

* The MA Asian and International Studies is a tri-campus programme. Students study on the UK campus for the first semester and move to either our China or Malaysia campus for their second semester. It is a genuinely distinctive programme allowing students to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them and between the rest of 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 or

The Graduate School

The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world-class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers.

Visit the postgraduate prospectus to apply

Andrew North discusses the MA International Security and Terrorism.

Politics PG Brochure

Download the Politics and International Relations postgraduate study brochure

You can also download the brochure in Mandarin


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 for our students.


Postgraduate students can take advantage of our accommodation guarantee which guarantees you a room in self-catered University-arranged accommodation for your first year, providing you meet our criteria.

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