Politics (Research), M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13315
    Tuition (Year)
    5665
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #190 ,
This MA in Politics (Research) at Newcastle University provides you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to proceed to doctoral research. The social and political science research training is also valuable for many non-academic careers, including those in national and local government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, social research and the media.

About

The MA Politics (Research) course from Newcastle University blends study in Politics with the internationally renowned, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised, Humanities and Social Sciences research training programme.

As a student on this course you develop:
  • advanced knowledge and understanding of political science methods and techniques required to carry out advanced research in politics
  • skills in planning, managing and disseminating research
  • knowledge and understanding of data collection methods and critical evaluation of various sources
  • proficiency in a range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills
We have a student-run Politics Postgraduate Society which brings together MA and PhD students to organise academic and social events. The Society runs:
  • professional development seminars, led by academic staff
  • seminars delivered by fellow postgraduates
  • round table discussions with staff and visitor
  • a weekly film night during term time

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Doing Political Research
  • Thinking about Political Research
  • Dissertation
  • Thinking about Research
  • Information Skills
  • Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • An Introduction to the Nature of Explanation and Enquiry
You choose 20 credits from the following optional modules:
  • Intergration in Europe
  • Theories and Theorists of International Political Economy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • War,Terrorism and Peace: Ethical Perspectives
  • Critical Geopolitics
  • World Politics and Popular Culture
Modules might change for your year of entry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in international studies/politics or a related subject.
  • We may also consider your application on an individual basis if you have relevant professional experience.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13315 International
  • GBP 5665 EU/EEA
UK/EU
  • Full time: £5,665
  • Part time: £2,835
International
  • Full time: £13,315

Funding

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