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The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK.
Months of entry
Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at The Open University has an international reputation for research in British and comparative politics, citizenship, democracy and social movements, international relations and global politics, and political theory. Research within POLIS is organised around five corresponding areas: British and comparative politics; citizenship studies; democracy and social movements; international relations and global politics; and political ideas. POLIS academics are also active in the OU Centre for Research on Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) and OpenSpace, transdisciplinary research centres that bring together researchers from across the social sciences, promote public engagement and knowledge exchange, and contribute to theoretical and methodological innovation within social science research.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time72 months
- full time36 months
- part time24 months
- full time15 months
Course contact details
- Discipline Convenor
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