Taught course

Political Science

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

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Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Political Science is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to become a confident researcher, capable of taking leadership over societal responses to political and social challenges – whether that be working in governments, global institutions, NGOs, or in the media.

The course will provide you with the intellectual resources needed to understand and respond to the phenomena that give rise to the current local, national and global political challenges that we face, and will develop your ability to investigate and uncover the underlying social and political dynamics that have led to the formation of these political challenges and, potentially, the key to their resolution.

The course will also prepare you for future doctoral study, should you be interested in taking your research interests to the next level.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Politics and International Studies