Entry requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (minimum 2.2). Applicants without such qualifications but with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements for international students can be found at www.ntu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry


Course content

Emphasising the interplay between local, national and international, the MA Politics offers you the chance to discover why, and how collectively we might respond. You’ll also have the option to combine academic research with a period of work-based learning in the local community or beyond.

Why choose the MA Politics at NTU?

This course draws upon the varied research strengths of our staff to deliver a lively, informed and analytical course. You will;

  • Gain an advanced and critical understanding of the discipline along with research methods training.
  • Learn from research active staff with specialisms in Political Theory, European Politics and Transnational Media.
  • Focus is on international and transnational political theories and processes and provides a cutting-edge, research-informed curriculum that strikes a balance between the many facets of modern politics. It spans political theory, political science, comparative European and international environmental politics.

Modules may include;

  • Citizens, Values and Political Participation
  • Party Political Development
  • Researching Political Issues
  • Dissertation or Work-Based Research Project

Plus one from the following optional modules:

  • Sustainability, Citizenship and Identity
  • Global Governance and International Institutions

For more information about the modules you may study on this course visit the website.

Delivery and assessment
All core modules will be focused around class discussions, developing analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to find and manage information.

Assessment is based on clearly specified criteria and uses a variety of techniques to ensure learning outcomes are met. Writing skills are tested via essays, article reviews, reports and a series of formative reflexive exercises that will form the basis of 'patchwork texts' and e-Portfolios. Much of your assessments will be written, but your interpersonal communication skills will also be developed via individual and group presentations.

Information for international students

As an international school, we are committed to enhancing our cultural and intellectual diversity. We therefore like to encourage applications from students across the world who feel we can offer them the educational opportunities they are seeking at postgraduate level.

Fees and funding

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to announce the availability of a number of competitive Scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. Please visit our website to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Social Sciences
+44 (0)115 848 2999