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|Application deadline:||International students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
This programme is designed to provide you with both the essential skills and the advanced knowledge and understanding to enable you to proceed to doctoral research. The social and political science research training provided will also be valuable for many non-academic careers, including careers in national and local government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, social research and the media.
12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £11,500
This programme, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under its 1+3 system (Masters plus PhD) for funding postgraduate studies, focuses on the development of the skills necessary to undertake research in the social sciences in general, and politics in particular.
You take compulsory modules which cover: information skills; thinking about political research; doing political research; qualitative methodology in the arts, humanities and social sciences; thinking about research; introduction to quantitative methods; and the nature of enquiry and explanation. You then undertake a research project culminating in a 12,000-word dissertation.
Teaching and learning take place in workshops and practical classes, lectures, seminars, team-based problem-solving groups and in supervisory meetings for research papers and the dissertation.
* POL8038 Doing Political Research
* POL8050 Thinking about Political Research
* POL8099 Dissertation
* HSS8001 Thinking about Research
* HSS8002 Information Skills
* HSS8004 Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
* HSS8005 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
* HSS8007 The Nature of Explanation and Inquiry
An upper-second-class Honours degree or above, or international equivalent, in international studies/politics or a related discipline. We may also consider applicants on an individual basis with relevant professional experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding
Full or partial fees bursaries may be available from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology for UK/EU students.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.Take IELTS test
An INTO course can help you prepare for study if you do not qualify for direct entry to this programme.Learn more on INTO »
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