Taught course

Politics

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Government
Qualifications
MAGradDip

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall high 2:2.

Months of entry

October

Course content

What is ‘political science’ and how does that approach differ from simply historical reporting of political phenomena? How can politics be used to analyse the real world? What is the relationship between ideas and political practices?

Our MA Politics allows you to explore these questions and more. The course is distinctive from our other Masters in that it allows you complete freedom of choice over the modules you take. It gives a background to the study of politics, but isn’t as preoccupied with theory and methods as our other Masters courses.

Our Graduate Diploma in Politics is a nine-month full-time course which provides a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. Our course is for you if you already have an undergraduate degree, but not in politics, and therefore need further study before taking politics at Masters level.

You explore topics as wide-ranging as:

  • Global environmental problems
  • The economy and the state
  • International relations
  • Theories of justice
  • Public opinion

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

IELTS 6.5.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

GradDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719