Politics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Year)
    7500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The beginning of the twenty-first century has witnessed a dramatic transformation of the global political landscape, with rapidly shifting regime change and new types of political actor transcending national borders.

Drawing on the unique range of country and conceptual expertise in the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), you’ll be able to tailor your module selection to suit your interests, needs and career plans.

This programme through compulsory and optional modules will offer you:

  • a firm grounding in political analysis
  • a critical insight in the defining events and dynamics of modern society
  • a rigorous grounding in the dominant paradigms of political science
  • an ability to personalise your programme.

You’ll also be able to hone your research and writing skills in your compulsory dissertation – an independent piece of research on your chosen topic.

The wide-ranging list of optional modules means that you can explore a diverse range of related subjects of interest to you.

If you’re a part-time student, you’ll study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules
  • Advanced Political Analysis
  • Politics Dissertation
Optional modules
  • Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance
  • Contemporary Politics of the Middle East
  • Democracy and Development
  • Developments in British Politics
  • European Defence and Security Analysis
  • Global Justice
  • Global Politics of Health: Power and Inequity
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations and the Environment
  • Political Economy of Resources and Development
  • Political Theory in Action
  • Research Methods
  • The Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
  • The Rise of China

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related discipline or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Politics and International Studies Postgraduate Admissions Team.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16000 International
  • GBP 7500 EU/EEA

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