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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

Kindly note that this course is now CLOSED for applications for 2019-21. 

The next intake will be for entry to 2021-23 with applications opening in Autumn 2020. If you wish to be alerted when applications are open please click the Register Interest button.

The Master of Studies (MSt) in International Relations is a part-time course designed for mature students from, for example, industry, teaching, the civil service or the armed forces, but we also welcome recent graduates wishing to undertake postgraduate study. The MSt has been developed by the Department of Politics and International Studies in association with the Institute of Continuing Education and provides a two-year, part time route to a full Cambridge Master's degree.

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Fees and funding

The fees for 2019 will be £7,875 per annum for Home/EU students and £13,200 per annum for overseas students. The combined graduate fee includes college membership. Students on this course can apply to Wolfson, Selwyn, Sidney Sussex, Robinson, Queens' and Churchill colleges. 

Students will be expected to cover the application fee (£65 online) and any costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence during residential sessions in Cambridge. Accommodation is available in your college and the cost is usually c.£20 per night. We would also suggest you budget for living costs of c.£40 per day.

Sources of government funding and financial support - including Professional and Career Development Loans

For information on a loan from Student Finance England for course fees and a contribution towards living costs, please see

Course dates

23 Sep 2019 to 16 Jul 2021

Course duration

2 years. Taught in 6 separate residential blocks

Apply by

28 Feb 2019

Course fee

Home/EU: £15,750
Overseas fee: £26,400


Department of Politics and International Studies
Alison Richards Building
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

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