Postgraduate study

Considering postgraduate study in international politics?

Master's degrees 

We offer both taught and research-focused master's degrees. Each can be taken as a full-time course over 12 months, or on a part-time basis over 24 months. 

Which option is right for you?

The research route offers a wide range of modules to choose from and the opportunity to hone your research skills via a wide selection of research training modules. This is the option for you if you have your sight's set on a PhD. 

Our standard route does not require you to take these research training modules. 

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How to apply

For all master's admissions enquiries, please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions Team
School of Social Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 4471 or +44 (0)161 275 1296

Postgraduate research (PhD)

We are one of Europe's top centres for research training and teaching, bringing together one of the largest groupings of political scientists and international relations scholars in the UK and covering almost all areas of the disciplines. 

Next steps


For postgraduate research programmes admissions enquiries, please contact:

Vicky Barnes
Postgraduate Admissions Manager
School of Social Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 4743