Taught course

Governance and Political Development

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Introducing you to a variety of political systems and development across the world, this course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad.

You will benefit from our strengths in comparative politics, in particular Asian and Chinese politics, and will develop the skills required to better understand the varieties of contemporary governance.

This course links into a number of leading research centres:

It is offered over one year full-time, based entirely at Nottingham, or two years full-time, with a semester of your second year in Europe, China or Malaysia. This allows you to directly experience the comparative method of studying at different institutions and living in different countries.

In China or Malaysia, you will study at the University's campuses. In Europe, our current partner institutions are the universities of Aarhus, Cologne, Vienna, Gothenburg, Konstanz, and the Central European University in Budapest.

This course:

  • introduces you to a variety of theoretical perspectives on democratic and authoritarian regimes and their empirical manifestation
  • invites you to consider the merits of different methodological tools (qualitative and quantitative) for studying different facets of democratic development
  • allows you to specialise in the comparative method
  • introduces you to debates surrounding the economic and cultural pre-requisites of democracy
  • encourages you to think broadly and critically about the possibility of democracy in different parts of the world, and the challenges in crafting democratic regimes

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element)


Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your masters, including our step-by-step guide. Further information is available on the school website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Support Hub
Email
socsci-gr@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559