M.A. Politics (Research)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13315 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP5665 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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.

Description

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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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP 13315 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 5665 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
UK/EU
  • Full time: £5,665
  • Part time: £2,835
International
  • Full time: £13,315
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

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.

English Language Requirements

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Gain Admission to This M.A.

By taking one of the Pre-M.A.s listed below

Requirements

  • 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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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