Global Politics and Law, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


This two-year degree includes a year in Japan.

It leads to the double award of an MA in Global Politics and Law from the University of Sheffield and an MA in Asia-Pacific Law and Politics from Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan).

The course begins with six months at Doshisha University, starting in April. That’s followed by 12 months in Sheffield and the final six months back in Doshisha.

The course is taught in English. You’ll focus on political and legal issues in a regional and global context and gain a thorough understanding of international law, international organisations and international politics.

Programme Structure

  • Politics of International Law

  • Dissertation in Global Politics and Law

  • The Political Economy of Globalisation

  • The Politics of Global Migration

  • Contemporary Global Security

  • Global Justice

  • Global Governance

  • Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change

  • Research Methods in Politics

  • Philosophy and Methodology of Political Research

  • The Political Economy of Globalisation

  • The Politics of International Law

  • Contemporary Ethnic Conflict

  • Europeanisation

  • The Politics of Global Migration

  • Contemporary Global Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

For all our courses you'll need a 2:1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we'll look at your application on its individual merits.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16500 International
  • GBP 7500 EU/EEA


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