Global Politics and Law, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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  • 15750
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    7000
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MA Global Politics and Law, University of Sheffield We're all interconnected now and this presents new challenges. How do we live together? Answering that question needs new kinds of research and new kinds of teaching, like this masters - the only programme of its kind in the UK.
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About

MA Global Politics and Law, University of Sheffield

We're all interconnected now and this presents new challenges. How do we live together? Answering that question needs new kinds of research and new kinds of teaching, like this masters - the only programme of its kind in the UK.

You'll investigate the exciting crossover between law and politics, particularly focusing on internationalism.

Taught jointly with colleagues from Sheffield's highly respected School of Law, the course covers common intellectual themes around issues such as human rights and the implications of international law, justice and democracy..

We'll give you training in research methods. You'll use those skills to research and write a dissertation on a subject that you're passionate about.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Politics of International Law

  • Dissertation in Global Politics and Law

Plus one of the following modules:

  • The Political Economy of Globalisation

  • The Politics of Global Migration

  • Contemporary Global Security

  • Global Justice

  • Global Governance

  • Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change

  • Research Methods in Politics

  • Philosophy and Methodology of Political Research

Optional modules

These include:

  • The Political Economy of Globalisation

  • The Politics of International Law

  • Contemporary Ethnic Conflict

  • Europeanisation

  • The Politics of Global Migration

  • Contemporary Global Security

Teaching

All taught modules (except the dissertation) are taught in seminars.

Assessment

You'll be assessed continuously through essays.

To complete the MA you must earn a total of 180 credits. All core and optional modules count for 30 credits each. Your dissertation, produced over the summer after the taught element, counts for 60 credits.

For the module assessments and the dissertation, you'll need a mark of 50 per cent or above. If you don't complete the dissertation, achieving 120 credits in taught modules will get you a Graduate Diploma.

Detailed Programme Facts

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      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic Requirements

For all our courses you'll need a 2:1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we'll look at your application on its individual merits.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15750 International
  • GBP 7000 EEA
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