Open to applicants with a good Honours degree - UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent – in a Humanities or Social Sciences subject.
Months of entry
This MA reflects an important and developing area in the social sciences. Its impact can be seen in the rise of identity politics, new social movements and the emergence of an alternative, cultural view of politics. Students consider the impact of cultural politics and links to the rise of nationalism, multiculturalism and the importance attached to the mass media. This MA offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of cultural politics, building on the common interests of political scientists, philosophers, economists, literary theorists, historians as well as experts in media and cultural studies.
Students have seminars and lectures for the initial semesters, and then commence working on their dissertation. The dissertation is a very important part of this degree: students choose their topic and are allocated an individual supervisor to give advice on every aspect of its creation. The School organises a day when all postgraduates, including MA and PhD students, meet together and discuss their research, with a session for MA students to discuss their proposals.
UEA’s School of Political, Social and International Studies pride themselves on providing top-quality, research-inspired teaching with an interdisciplinary approach. Lecturers will share cutting edge information on your subject of study and provide a stimulating environment to learn. Most years, a trip to Brussels is organised for Master's students, visiting the EU and NATO, with opportunities to ask officials and military people questions on their work. It is also a chance to meet graduates from UEA who are now working in the area.
Over the course of the MA, students develop a variety of transferable skills including debating, oral presentations, team work, project work and essay writing. All students also take a module that is specifically designed to help improve research skills, ideal for those seeking a career in research. Graduates have taken up jobs in the fields of business, teaching, policy research, government and international organisations. The career centre at UEA is an excellent resource, hosting special days for Politics students to talk to professionals working in their field.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.
Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:
- American Studies
- Art History and World Art Studies
- Film and Television
- Language and Communication Studies
- Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
- Political, Social and International Studies
As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.
Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515