Entry requirements

We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

When assessing your academic record we consider your degree subject, grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Manchester's Politics department is one of the largest in the country, and co-host (along with the University of Oxford) of the prestigious British Election Study.

Our Political Science degrees are specialised across six areas of national and international political theory:

At Manchester, you will benefit from world-class research facilities, including one of the UK's best-resourced academic libraries; outstanding academics working at the cutting edge of their field and a curriculum informed by their latest research; and a flexible, personalised degree structure offering maximum choice through many optional modules and study routes.

The University of Manchester is the most targeted university by the UK's top employers (High Fliers 2023) and our Political Science graduates go on to work in areas such as government, finance, consulting and academia.

Fees and funding

Both home and international students may benefit from scholarships, merit awards, bursaries and loans available at The University of Manchester.

For further information on fees and funding, available scholarships and bursaries, as well as their full eligibility criteria, please visit our funding pages.

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