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Double Masters programme

Duration: Full-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

With a year spent at one of three international institutions, these double Master’s programmes offer you the opportunity to experience two diverse cultural and academic worlds. If you select this two-year programme, you will study for one year at Warwick — following one of our 11 single-year programmes — and one year at a partner university, culminating in a joint dissertation.

Each of our partners offers something unique to complement your Warwick degree:

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Politics and International Studies: At the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at NTU, you will be able to see politics and international studies from Southeast Asia and benefit from guest lectures by policy
practitioners from around the world.

University of Konstanz, Germany

Politics and Public Administration: As one of Germany’s leading ‘young’ universities, Konstanz will offer you both critical theory and practical administrative and quantitative training. You will also have
access to a huge international network of internship and placement opportunities.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Politics and International Studies OR Political and Legal Theory: If you take any of the 11 PAIS specialisations, you can go to UPF to follow their Research in Political Science degree, customising your UPF year along a variety of pathways. Alternatively, if you take the MA Political and Legal Theory at Warwick, you have the option to study the Political Philosophy
programme during your UPF year, combining studies at two of Europe’s best departments for political theory.

Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, Canada

Global Governance: The Balsillie School of International Affairs at Waterloo is Canada’s leading school of international affairs. As a student there, you’ll have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience at CIGI, a policy think tank situated next door to the school.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Journalism, Politics and International Studies: Uniquely among the double degrees, on this programme you will follow the Journalism course at Monash, allowing you to blend journalistic training with politics and
international studies. Depending on which perspective you favour, you will be able to write a traditional dissertation or submit a journalistic project at the end of your degree.

American University, Washington DC, USA

International Service: At AU, you will have access to a wide range of experts and professionals across the policy and governance sector — and beyond. You will also have various internship opportunities either as
part of your degree or after you graduate.

Find out more about the Double Masters Degrees available in the PAIS Dept

Taught Master's
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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance.

Please note that Diploma entry is not available on the Double Degrees.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Applications should be made online at:

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process. For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Other departments will have earlier deadlines so please check before applying.

(2015/16 fees)

Full-time: £10,840
Part-time: £5,420 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Full-time: £17,740
Part-time: £4,435 (not available for Double Masters degrees)


A number of departmental funding opportunities are available. Please contact the Departmental Postgraduate Office for more information ( Details of other funding opportunities, including ESRC funding, are available on the Graduate School website