Research course

Politics and International Relations (Research)

University of Nottingham · School of Politics and International Relations
MA by research

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The research track MA Politics and International Relations aims to give you the methodological tools necessary to study politics at advanced level. Research track masters prepare you for advanced research and have been specifically designed for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies.

Studying with scholars working at the forefront of politics and international relations research in an environment with a unique breadth and depth of academic expertise, you will develop a thorough understanding of your subject.

The MA has three elements:

  • Research training.
  • Subject specific training.
  • Generic skills training.

The research training component will equip you with essential research methods skills. The subject specific core modules will concentrate on providing you with an understanding of the main theories and concepts employed in political science. Generic skills training will provide you with guidance in particular software applications, career-related skills such as CV building, oral presentations and class teaching.

This degree programme is offered by the School of Politics and International Relations as part of a suite of pathways at The University of Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC).

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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