International Political Theory MLitt

University of St Andrews
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
St Andrews

About this program

International Political Theory MLitt

The MLitt in International Political Theory provides students with a dynamic and systematic understanding of how political theory can be brought to bear on international politics and world affairs. It is not a general international relations or international relations theory program but a specialised program in political thought.

The MLitt in International Political Theory is a one-year taught postgraduate program run by the School of International Relations. The program commences in September and ends the following August.

Admission requirements

  • A strong 2.1 Honours degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
  • English language proficiency.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory modules

  • Analysis and Interpretation in International Political Theory
  • Texts in International Political Theory

Optional Modules

Here is a sample of optional modules that may be offered.

International Political Theory-focused options:

  • African Political Thought
  • Global Constitutionalism
  • Agency and Strategy in Non-Western Political Thought
  • Migration and Political Theory
  • Politics After the ‘Death of God’
  • 'Reason of State': Origin, Nature and Career of a Concept
  • Theories of Friendship and Enmity
  • Topics in International Political Thought

Other MLitt options in the School of International Relations:

  • Gender and Terrorism
  • Political Economy of Conflict
  • Political Order and Violence in the Middle East
  • Terrorism and Liberal Democracy
  • Religion and International Politics
  • Security and Justice Institutions in World Politics
  • Social Movements, Revolutions and Authoritarianism in North Africa

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Continuing studies

Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in a PhD program at St Andrews.

Career paths

Students who graduate from the MLitt in International Political Theory go on to work in various professional fields including:

  • law
  • policy research and consultancy
  • NGOs
  • charities
  • international organisations
  • civil service
  • publishing

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