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MSc Global Politics

The MSc Global Politics at NCH London examines the dominant issues of global politics and investigates the emerging theme of global citizenship.

MSc Global Politics at NCH London

“The MSc Global Politics programme engages clearly with dominant issues of global politics. The framework of global citizenship within global politics explores the development of global democracy and the notion of transnational justice.” Dr Diana Bozhilova BA, PhD (KCL), Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations.


MSc Global Politics


Bloomsbury, London

Study mode:

Full-time or part-time


One year (FT) or two years (PT)

Start date:

17th September 2018 (see term dates)

Annual tuition fees:

UK, EU, EEA & Swiss: £8,000 (FT)/£4,000 (PT)

International: £13,000 (FT only)

Faculty & Research:

Politics & IR Faculty



The MSc Global Politics programme at NCH enables students to develop structured and applied knowledge of the vibrant field of global politics and the evolving concept of global citizenship. Students will explore in-depth the development of global democracy and the notion of transnational justice and will benefit from training in research methods and framework models. Read more

The programme is suited to students from a variety of backgrounds, including recent graduates of humanities disciplines and career professionals with sufficient prior qualifications. This interdisciplinary degree offers a good balance between political theory and political science.


The MSc Global Politics degree programme comprises five taught courses covering topics including Global Politics, Human Nature, Western Political Thought, Nations and Nationalism. Students culminate their studies with the completion of two courses focused on the original research proposal and development of a 15,000-word dissertation. Read more

In addition to the postgraduate courses, students of the MSc Global Politics are encouraged to audit the following two undergraduate courses Old Powers, New Powers, Colonialism, Imperialism & the Modern State and International Organisations.


The MSc Global Politics will be delivered predominantly through seminars, of between three and fifteen people, and individual tutorials.


Students will write formative essays during the year, which will receive written tutor feedback. Read more

Summative assessment of the MSc Global Politics will be via essays undertaken by students throughout the academic year, in addition to their extended research proposal and dissertation of 15,000 words.


Timetables are usually made available to students during Freshers’ Week. Teaching can be scheduled to take place during any day of the week. However, when possible, Wednesday afternoons are usually reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Your qualification

NCH degrees are designed and created by the College’s professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are strongly engaged with the material that they will teach you. Read more

In the case of the MSc Global Politics degree programme, the curriculum has been overseen and developed by Dr Diana Bozhilova AKC, BA (Hons), PhD (KCL), Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations.

The New College of the Humanities MSc Global Politics degree programme is validated by Swansea University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Swansea University award of a Master of Science (MSc).

Programme specifications

Download the full programme specifications here.