Postgraduate programmes

Politics at Leicester has a strong reputation for research and postgraduate education.

We have a range of specialist research and teaching interests across all disciplines, including diplomatic studies; international security studies; American foreign policy; British, European and comparative politics; international relations and political theory. Our research expertise has been recognised as ‘excellent’ and places us amongst the top departments in the UK.

Postgraduate scholarships are available for Masters students. The Masters Excellence Scholarships are available to new UK/EU applicants registering for a full- or part-time, campus-based Masters degree.

We offer the following taught postgraduate courses:

Human Rights and Global Ethics MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
The gap between the promise and reality of universal human rights is worrying. Strides are being taken, but there’s still much to do. This Masters in human rights and global ethics addresses this challenge on both a conceptual and practical level.

International Relations MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
The post-Cold War promise of a new ‘World Order’ was a defining historical moment. But how have international relations actually progressed in the years since? In this degree, you’ll explore this idea in extensive and illuminating detail.

International Security Studies MA
1-2 years, full- or part-time
Whether they're political, economic, religious or environmental, international security issues can stem from all corners of society. You’ll learn what these key issues are, but more importantly, how to tackle them head-on.