The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University is the first of its kind in the world and offers a flagship MA in International Politics and two joint Masters schemes in partnership with other departments: MA Welsh Politics and Society, and the MA Politics, Media and Performance. Recognised as being among the UK’s leading Departments for the study of international relations by the 2014 Research Assessment Framework, the Department has a thriving Graduate School that reflects decades of experience producing generations of outstanding postgraduate students.
It attracts some of the brightest and best students from around the world to study in a challenging and highly stimulating intellectual environment. The Department has over thirty academic and research staff, all of whom are research-active. The sheer breadth of expertise offered by the Department allows you to engage with the most pressing and stimulating issues and topics in international politics ranging from the study of war, conflict, strategy and security to the study of global order, international theory, post colonialism, Welsh politics, and ethics.
The Masters Programme emphasises the development of strong research, writing and analytical skills as well as the capacity to work independently - qualities on which employers place a premium. A Masters is also ideal for students who want to pursue PhD research.
Whether you interested in understanding the conceptual underpinnings of international politics or practical policy implications you will be part of a department at the forefront of understanding and tackling the challenges of ‘how we might live’ in the 21st century.