For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, a TOEFL or IELTS Certificate is required. Entry at Graduate Diploma level is possible for those with a reasonable first degree. Graduate Diploma students can upgrade to the MA on satisfactory examination performance.
Months of entry
Our Masters in Political Science is a general programme providing access to all the main intellectual strands of contemporary political science. Its core module is Advanced Political Analysis, and you have the option to choose additional modules from, for example, Introduction to Social Research, and Advanced Qualitative Research Methods.
This programme offers you the chance to develop an advanced theoretical and research-based training, especially interesting for students wishing to pursue further postgraduate studies.
The MA / PGDip in Political Science is a general degree programme providing access to all the main intellectual strands of contemporary political science. Its core module is Advanced Political Analysis, and students have the option to choose from a broad range of additional modules, based on their specific interests.
This degree will appeal to students seeking widely applicable training in pursuit of careers in government, non-governmental organisations, and many areas of the private sector.
- British Politics and the State
- Research Methods
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Information for international students
International students can find details of scholarships on our website
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate enquiry service
- 0121 414 5005