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MPhil International Relations and Politics Courses

Modules choices for the MPhil in Politics and International Studies may include the following areas. Please note that these are subject to change each year and cannot be guaranteed in advance.

  • Capitalism and Climate Change
  • Religion and Politics
  • International Relations and International Law: Theories and Histories
  • The Politics of Africa: Past, Present, Future
  • The Middle East in Global Politics
  • Non-State Actors in Global Governance
  • Architecture and Political Theory
  • Cultures of War
  • European Foreign Policy
  • Communication Technology and Politics
  • The political thought of Michel Foucault
  • Religion and Politics: Islam, Secularism, Global Movements
  • Politics and the Anthropocene
  • Order and disorder in international politics
  • The crisis of party democracy: origins, consequences, remedies
  • Ecology and Violence
  • Britain and the geopolitics of the Mediterranean, c. 1700 to the present
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Advanced Political Analysis
  • The Crisis of Multilateralism - Causes, Consequences and Cures
  • Research Methods

Module descriptions can be found here.

Further options may become available in due course. Please note that the courses above may be subject to change and to size limits.  We cannot guarantee that students will receive their first choice of modules.

We will ask you to choose six modules from the options above, as well as one reserve choiceStudents will also have to complete a mandatory statistics course and a Research Methods module; more information on these will be sent to you nearer the time. 

Please note courses may not run if fewer than seven students sign up.

If you have any questions about the courses, please contact the Graduate Secretary, .