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Double Degree with Nanyang Technological University

The Warwick-NTU Double Masters Programme presents an innovative course of study offering the opportunity to live and study in two culturally diverse countries and regions. You will experience the best of both worlds in conceptual training, empirical relevance, and policy application, gaining an invaluable dual perspective.

Studying in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) offers you the opportunity to study global perspectives in two major international regions with two highly prestigious departments, renowned for their robust research backgrounds and detailed policy and empirical expertise in the field of International Studies.

Programme content

In year one in PAIS, you will be exposed to its acclaimed expertise in the political and methodological aspects of Politics and International Studies, providing a foundation for RSIS's global security focus in your year two studies. Additionally, there will be opportunities to enhance your language skills, including the acquisition of Asian language competencies. Finally, of course, as a Double Masters programme graduate, you will benefit from gaining two Masters degrees from globally respected European and Asian universities.

You will read core subjects in such fields as International Relations, International Political Economy, and Strategic Studies. There will also be research methodology courses, as well as the opportunity to take electives and a focussed research project in relevant subject areas. Flexibility is in place to ensure that learning across years one and two at PAIS and RSIS proceeeds in a progressive and structured way. This course has the potential to lead into careers in the public sector, government ministries, education, the police or armed forces, banking, business, the media, and more.

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About the course

Programme Director:
Trevor McCrisken

PG modules
Entry requirements



The student experience


"I chose to study at Warwick because of the excellent reputation PAIS has. That I could do a Double Degree with Nanyang Technological University only reaffirmed my decision. Because of the double degree, I can study two of my interest areas (International Political Economy and East Asia) in detail, as well as the combination of the two.

The environment at Warwick is very international, as many of my fellow students have lived in different countries and some even already have work experience relevant to our courses. People also come from different backgrounds such as economics, business or law, of which the knowledge transfer is well facilitated by the professors. Having studied International Law before, I could provide my fellow students with knowledge about the laws one needs to consider when talking about territorial disputes in East Asia. This provides for very lively and interesting discussions (not just in class, but also while socialising) which I have not yet been able to experience anywhere else."

- Lieke Bos, Double Masters with Nanyang Technological University 2013-15

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