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MA in United States Foreign Policy

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. 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

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

What drives US foreign policy? What is its impact on the wider world? This programme allows you to advance your learning on US foreign policy based on Warwick’s concentration of academic expertise in this area.

The course attracts applications from a range of disciplines (e.g. history, sociology, media studies and area studies) and the majority of our MA students will have studied at least one module on the USA in their first degree. You will explore a variety of topics in the core module, including: values and ideas; the dominance of presidential policy-making; the threat and use of US military force; the impact of US foreign economic policy; the significance of US ‘soft-power’; and the effectiveness of US counter-terrorism.

The transferable skills you acquire will equip you for careers in policy analysis, journalism, political advising, law, business or the media. Should you choose to progress to PhD research in this area, you will join a growing community of scholars from Warwick dedicated to the study of the USA and its role in the world.

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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

Application
Applications should be made online at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters

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)

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

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

Funding

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