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Master's degrees in politics and international studies

Find out more about our master's degrees that cover a range of fascinating topics, including gender and politics, and international relations and security.

Which course is right for me?

View our range of courses to find the right one for you. All of these courses give you a wide range of optional units to choose from. This allows you to focus on topics that interest you and build your skills around your future career ambitions.

MA Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters)

Immerse yourself in the politics, policy and social evolution of the EU and European states. As well as studying at Bath, you'll spend time studying in other countries and enjoy an international experience.

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MA Gender and Politics

Develop your knowledge of the intersection between gender and politics. You’ll explore the challenges of gender and identity representation across the globe.

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MA International Relations

Deepen your knowledge of global issues and developments that present challenges to governments. You’ll explore what can cause them and potential solutions.

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MA International Security

Explore the fast-changing and multi-faceted subject of international security. Learn about topics including cybersecurity, counterterrorism and peacekeeping.

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Find out what it's like to study with us

Our students and staff talk about our MA Gender and Politics and MA International Relations courses, as well as being part of the University of Bath.

Join a vibrant department

The Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS) is a diverse hub of research and teaching centred around courses with a global reach.

As a student within the department, you will have access to research conducted by Research Centre's and Groups, in areas ranging from the study of violence and war, through to gender and sexuality, and international security and order.

Our academics have provided commentary around global conflicts and other current issues, regularly making media appearances to discuss their research. By joining us, you will be taught by individuals who are considered experts in their field.

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Talk to us live

If you're interested in one of our master's courses, we'd love to talk to you.

We hold several events throughout the year, giving you the chance to ask your questions via our virtual online platform.

Both academics and our student ambassadors will be available to answer your questions on anything from living in Bath, to course structure. Why not join us for our next event?

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our courses, you can contact our admissions team.