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MA International Politics (Dual Degree)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This exciting new, two-year Masters degree offers you the opportunity to experience living and studying in two very different but complementary cultural and academic worlds on opposite sides of the globe. MA International Politics is hosted by two departments with enviable reputations for the quality of their teaching and research in the field of international politics: the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University and the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. On successful completion of your degree you will have the opportunity to apply for internships with government or non-governmental organisations in Washington, D.C. under the Optional Practical Training Scheme.


You will spend your first year in Aberystwyth where you will take advantage of the Department’s distinctly normative and critical perspectives on the discipline. You will explore concepts that typically comprise the bedrock of the study of International Relations (such as sovereignty, anarchy, and security) and subject those concepts to rich and multi-layered interrogation from perspectives that unsettle conventional understandings of international relationships and how they function.

During your second year in Washington, D.C., you will connect your studies with practical experience and interaction with the policy community, which American University’s School of International Service is uniquely positioned to provide.

The MA International Politics (Dual Degree with American University) is available as a Specialist pathway degree. You will have the advantages of combining advanced, subject specific study in Aberystwyth with core modules in Social Science research methodology and Economics, alongside option modules from your chosen field of specialisation, taken at American University.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    127 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%


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