A degree with an overall high 2:2.
MA, MSc and MRes
Months of entry
We live in an increasingly interconnected and globalised world where events that unfold on other continents can affect our lives very quickly. Sometimes politicians are able to work together in a search for solutions but disagreement, and even the possibility of conflict, never seems far away.
You are familiarised with the theories and conceptual tools used to analyse world politics, and explore how different theories and conceptual tools speak to contemporary debates and events. You also take modules on topics including:
- Forecasting global trends
- International security
- Research methods
- Research design
- Political theory
Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began. Ranked top 10 in the world for political science and international relations according to the Centre for World University Rankings (2017)
Information for international students
Fees and funding
This course has ESRC Doctoral Training Centre accreditation, meaning it can form part of a 1+3 funding opportunity worth up to £18,000 each for talented postgraduates. The University is one of only 21 ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. Some University of Essex studentships also available.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
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