University of Kent
Brussels School of International Studies
Two Capitals Programme
Two Capitals Programme
The University of Kent's Two Capitals Programme gives students a unique opportunity to learn about international affairs in a global context. Students spend one year at the Brussels School of International Studies before moving to Washington DC, Beijing or Brasilia for their second year. On successful completion they are awarded two master’s degrees; one from the University of Kent and the other from the relevant partner institution.
The programme allows students to specialise in one of the following disciplines; international relations, conflict and security, international political economy, public policy or international development, as well as experience different approaches to international studies on different continents and in different global capitals. Students on the programme gain an insight into the nature of change as an endemic feature of politics on a national, regional and global scale; an understanding of the causes of change; and ways in which to manage that change. They also gain a firm understanding of the complex relationship between the concerns of domestic and international politics, and global and geopolitical issues.
The University of Kent degree, MA in International Studies (Two Capitals Programme), consists of 9 taught courses, 6 of which are taken in Brussels and 3 of which are transferred from the partner institution, and a dissertation. Applicants, who should initially apply for one of the programmes listed below, will be expected to have completed their 6 taught courses and have achieved an average of a Merit before applying to transfer to the Two Capitals Programme. A decision on whether a student may transfer to the Two Capitals Programme will be made in May for those students who started their masters in the previous September and in February for those students who started in January.
The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and since then has achieved prominence as one of Britain's most innovative and enterprising universities. Our students come from many different backgrounds (there are over 110 nationalities represented at Kent) giving a rich cultural variety on campus. Students come from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Nigeria and Europe as well as from the UK.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 16500 EUR
Out State Tuition (per year): 16500 EUR