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International Relations and Politics (Hons), MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Dundee, United Kingdom
The modules included in this International Relations and Politics (Hons) programme from this University of Dundee cover the entire range of politics and international relations as a field of study, and the degrees we offer can be tailored to suit your interests.
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University of Dundee believes strongly in integrating the ground breaking research with the teaching, and in areas such as Russian politics, politics of the Middle East or international security you will benefit from being taught by a leading expert and author in that field.

Teaching in this International Relations and Politics (Hons) programme usually takes the form of lectures and seminars (sometimes called tutorials). 

The lectures (one or two weekly) are designed to convey the essential information, concepts and theories associated with a particular topic. While all the students on a particular module will attend the lecture, the seminar is a smaller group - normally around ten to fifteen in number. .

At the seminar the lecture topic will be explored in more detail, perhaps through group work or individually prepared presentations.


Politics graduates from Dundee score highly in surveys of graduate employment. While you may not become a politician (though many of our students over the years have: as MPs, MSPs and MEPs), your degree will open up a range of opportunities in both the private and public services. 

In other words, the skills - personal, verbal and written - that you will acquire in your politics programme can be easily transferred to many walks of life. We have produced leading journalists, civil servants, diplomats - and even the occasional secret agent!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Public Policy
  • The Globalizing World
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Contemporary Politics in Ireland
  • The Collapse of the Soviet Union: 1985-91
  • The Politics of the United Nations
  • Studying Human Rights

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher. 
  • GCE A-Level: BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level. 
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18150 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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