University of Birmingham Masters

By | 20th April 2017

University of Birmingham Masters

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Masters degrees

Some Masters degrees have additional requirements such as relevant work experience. MA / MSc programmes are a year in duration, while Diploma / Certificate courses are usually nine months (see individual programme descriptions for details). Taught masters programmes are assessed by a combination of coursework, examination and dissertation. Masters degree modules throughout the School.

Degrees and courses throughout the School:

International Political Economy

Fees and funding

For entry in September, fees are:

International Development Department

IDD taught postgraduate fees 2017-18
Full timePart time
Home/EU students£8,190£4,095
Overseas students£15,660

Course information: IDD Masters degrees

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Masters degree fees 2017-18
Full timePart time
Home/EU students£7,290£3,645
Overseas students£16,380 –
Postgraduate diploma fees 2017-18
Full timePart time
Home/EU students£4,860£2,430
Overseas students£10,920 –

Course information: POLSIS Masters degrees

Institute of Local Government Studies

INLOGOV MSc fees 2017-18
Full timePart time
Home/EU students£9,810£4,905
Overseas students£15,660
INLOGOV PG/Graduate diploma fees 2017-18
Full timePart time
Home/EU students£6,540£3,270
Overseas students£10,440
INLOGOV PG Certificate fees 2017-18
Full timePart time
Home/EU students£3,270£3,270
Overseas students (Band D)£5,220

Course information: INLOGOV Masters degrees

Masters degrees by Distance learning

Distance learning 2017-18
Full timePart time
MSc programme fee£11,790£5,895
PG Diploma programme fee£7,860£3,930
PG Certificate programme fee£3,930
Distance learning 2015-16
MSc programme fee£11,070
PGDip programme fee£7,380
Single module fee£1,180

If a candidate is offered a place on the programme, we do request a £500 non-refundable deposit (which is discounted against the payment for the first assessed module) in order to secure the place on the programme.

For our distance learning programmes, we do not distinguish between UK/EU and international studies. There is no deferential fee.

Masters degree modules

The School of Government and Socety offers a wide range of modules. You may also select modules from other departments when this makes sense within your degree programme of study. Modules are taught in small seminar groups allowing close interactions of students and members of staff. Please see our Masters degrees for more course details.

You are advised to discuss module choices with your programme director at the beginning of the academic year.

Modules by Departments

Related courses

The College of Social Sciences offers an Social Research (MA), which forms the basis for all doctoral student methods training.