What will I learn?

Key information

Ask your own questions about how the world works and form reasoned arguments to address where you feel it fails. Your perception of international news may change forever after studying International Politics and Human Rights with us here in London.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

During this programme you will learn to challenge yourself, your specific ideas and why you hold them.

We help you to unpick complex concepts that shape our understanding of the world and identify their impact on global events.

This is a constantly evolving subject in a rapidly changing world. As such you will explore unique specialisms supported by up to the minute research.

You will graduate with the ability to undertake in-depth research, confidently challenge explanations of social and political life, and evaluate international relationships between major bodies including governments and transnational networks.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

If you want to widely explore international politics and human rights before specialising your knowledge in one area, this programme is ideal.

Our programme is designed to give you the freedom to approach big global questions in your own individual way.


Our International Politics and Human Rights MA will help you to develop a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.

You will be particularly highly skilled in research, analysis and presentation. These skills are attractive to organisations such as government bodies, non-government organisations, charities, consultancies and thinktanks.

Graduates from this programme have been recruited by the following organisations:

Amnesty International
The Open Rights Group
The Grass Roots Group
The United Nations
US Embassy
International Crisis Group
Ministry of Economy and Finance
European External Action Service.

Which department am I in?

Politics and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,920.00 (US$ 21,226) per year
Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Northampton Square




EC1V 0HB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for most postgraduate courses with a good US bachelor’s degree from a recognised University. Students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry may opt to undertake a graduate preparation programme. Students successfully completing INTO City’s Graduate Diploma or Kaplan International College London’s Pre-Master’s Course at the required level will have guaranteed entry into City’s postgraduate degrees. English language requirements will vary from course to course and the information on this page is only intended to be a general guide.

For international students

You should have a first or upper second-class honours (or equivalent) degree in politics, the social sciences, humanities or law. However, we also welcome applications from those with substantial experience in human rights organisations, NGOs, social services, journalism and other related sectors. Applicants whose first language you will need the following qualification: IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test). TOEFL iBT: 72 overall with no less than 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

About City

City, University of London is located in the heart of the UK’s capital and has a 126-year history of quality education.

  • 20,000 students from over 160 countries
  • Ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction
  • Range of study options and degrees
  • Excellent student support services

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