Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Postgraduate Admissions Office

School of Politics and International Studies
Social Sciences Building
University of Leeds
Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1741
Email: pgpolis@leeds.ac.uk

Taught Postgraduates

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Global Development

With our MA Global Development, you have the opportunity to specialise the course through one of five optional pathways.

We also have a distinctive research strength in EU and Development Studies. Students can follow this path by taking modules from Global Development and Politics.

International Relations and Security

We offer four programmes in International Relations and Security.


Our school offers single discipline MA Politics, and the opportunity to focus your study with one of two optional pathways.

Double Degrees

We now offer a unique, collaborative MA programme that allows you to study in both the UK and China.

Partner MA programmes

The School of Politics and International Studies also contributes learning and expertise to interdisciplinary MA programmes run by other schools in the university.

  • MA Theatre and Global Development
  • MA Religious Studies and Global Development

Why study for an MA?

Students choose to take our MA programmes for a variety of reasons. Some wish to gain a qualification to pursue a relevant career; others want to pursue academic understanding of an area where they may have extensive work history or experience as a volunteer.

We have also found that some students wish to build on their first degree by specialising in an area they find fascinating, and that others want to obtain a qualification that consolidates their personal interest in a subject.

Whatever your reason for pursuing postgraduate study with us, you will benefit from an extensive range of facilities, including an internationally acclaimed university library comprising over 2.7 million items, first-rate computing resources and one of the most active students' unions in the country. 

Postgraduate study at POLIS

Discover the opportunities available to you when you join one of our postgraduate degrees and meet some of our staff and student community.

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