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MA in United States Foreign Policy

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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Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Entry Requirements: 2:i degree (or equivalent) in Politics and International Studies or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

English Language: IELTS band B

Location of Study: University of Warwick

Course fees

Full time:
Home/EU: £11,380 per year
Overseas: £18,625 per year

Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £5,690 per year
Overseas: £9,313 per year

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