The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Postgraduate Taught Programmes
The School of Politics and International Relations are a truly cosmopolitan school. With a long standing commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and research, a welcoming and supportive approach and a broad range of partnerships with top institutions abroad Kent offers an ideal environment for your postgraduate studies. The school offers 13 taught programmes at the university's Canterbury campus. Agreements with partner institutions in France, Germany, Poland and Russia, enable us to offer Double Award versions of the MAs in European and Global Governance, International Conflict Analysis, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies, leading to the award of two Master’s degrees. A full list of the programmes that we offer at our Canterbury campus are featured below.
The school offers 7 taught programmes at the university's specialised interdisciplinary postgraduate school in Brussels. The programmes, in migration, development, European public policy, international political economy, conflict and security, political strategy and communication and international relations, provide students with the unique opportunity of studying with academics, practitioners and policymakers whilst at the same time benefitting from the excellent opportunities for networking and professional advancement offered by the 'Capital of Europe'.
Students studying on the MA in International Relations or the MA in International Conflict Analysis have the opportunity to study on a two year version of the programme with one year spent in Canterbury and one year spent in Brussels.
- MA/PDip in Comparative Politics
- MA in Comparative Politics (120 ECTS version)
- MA/PDip in European and Global Governance*
- MA in European and Global Governance (120 ECTS version)*
- MA in European and Global Governance (International Double Award)*
- MA/PDip in Human Rights
- MA/PDip in International Conflict Analysis
- MA/PDip in International Relations
- MA/PDip in International Relations (International Double Award)
- MA/PDip in International Relations with International Law
- MA/PDip in International Security and the Politics of Terror
- MA in Peace and Conflict Studies (International Double Award)
- MA/PDip in Political Theory and Practices of Resistance
- MA/PDip in Security and Terrorism
- MA in Methods in Social Research
- GDip in Politics and International Relations
*Please note that this programme is subject to approval and will replace the former 'European Governance' programme
All of our one year programmes are available as a part-time option. Students wishing to study part-time will take three modules in the first academic year and will take three additional modules in the second academic year as well as complete a dissertation. Students should therefore expect to take one or two modules per term, which equates to 2-4 contact hours per week during term time.
Students are advised to take the compulsory modules in the first academic year where it is possible to do so but this is not mandatory.
The School has a dedicated Student Support Officer, further information regarding Postgraduate Student Support is available here.