Why participate in the UW MA Global Governance (MAGG)-Warwick Politics and International Studies (PAIS) double degree program?
Students who participate in the UW MAGG-Warwick PAIS get the best that both programs have to offer and receive two degrees, each from prestigious and internationally recognized institutions. Students choose between two routes, beginning their studies at either institution first, and attending the other institution second. Students who begin in Waterloo receive credit with Warwick and complete a two-year degree program at Warwick in only one year.
For specific questions about the MAGG program, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.
What are the objectives of the MAGG-PAIS double degree?
The primary objective of the MAGG-PAIS double degree is to offer an exceptional educational experience that allows students access to world-class programs and faculty at both institutions. The double degree program allows students to combine the interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the study of Global Governance with ten complementary degree programs in subjects such as International Relations, International Security, International Political Economy, International Politics and East Asia, International Politics and Europe, International Development, or US Foreign Policy.
What are the admission requirements for the double degree program?
The admission requirements for the MAGG-PAIS double degree are exactly the same as the admissions requirements for the MAGG. Applicants from Warwick must pay the non-refundable application fee of $100 CAD per program.
How do I apply for the MAGG-PAIS double degree program?
The application requirements are exactly the same for the MAGG-PAIS double degree as they are for the MAGG. Simply indicate in your statement of intent form whether you would like to be considered for the double degree program.
What if I’m accepted into the MAGG and then decide that I’d like to do the MAGG-PAIS double degree?
Students who are admitted to the MAGG have the option of converting to the double degree program at any point during the MAGG.
What are the degree requirements for the double degree program?
Students complete the degree requirements for MAGG and the PAIS, but only write one MRP/thesis (15,000 words), which is supervised jointly by faculty at the University of Waterloo and University of Warwick.
Do students in the double degree program still participate in the CIGI Graduate Fellowship program?
Yes. Whether the student begins the double degree program with the MAGG or a PAIS degree, all students participate in the CIGI Graduate Fellowship program, and have the option of completing the MAGG degree in three terms by counting their internship placement at CIGI (over three terms) as the “internship” component of the degree.
Do students in the double degree program still complete an internship?
Yes. Students who participate in the double degree program are still required to complete an internship when they are enrolled in the MAGG.
Where do I pay tuition and how much is it?
Students typically pay the appropriate domestic or international fees to the institution in which they are resident. Tuition rates vary at UW and Warwick from year to year. For information about tuition rates at UW, please consult the Finance Student Accounts website. For information about tuition rates at Warwick, please consult the Postgraduate Fees and Funding website.
Do students receive funding? What scholarships are available?
Students who spend their first year at Warwick are eligible to receive funding while attending the University of Waterloo through the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). For a list of internal and external awards, consult the Scholarships page of the BSIA website.
Students who spend their first year at UW/BSIA are eligible to receive a Double Degree Scholarship while attending the University of Warwick in their second year.