Taught course


University of Strathclyde · School of Government and Public Policy

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in social science.

Months of entry


Course content

If you're looking for work in the public sector, the third sector or with non-governmental organisations our MSc in Politics is the course for you. It's also excellent preparation for PhD work in politics or in the social sciences.

The Department of Government & Public Policy has a number of research centres that relate to the topics covered and the content of the course. For example, the European Policies Research Centre is a leading hub for the study of regional development policy and collection of such data in Europe, a centre that is of increasing importance in the wake of Brexit.

Specialised policy centres focused on health and energy – such as the Centre for Energy Policy – also add to the applied policy environment at Strathclyde. The Institute for Future Cities' City Observatory, located in Strathclyde’s award-winning Technology & Innovation Centre, uses data to understand and address urban problems. The University also has many centres and institutes with projects that incorporate European governance and political issues, such as the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Our MSc in Politics provides excellent preparation for those who wish to work in the public and tertiary sectors either in the UK or abroad.

The course will provide those with experience of working in policy or in government, with fresh and updated insights into contemporary issues facing political life in the second decade of the 21st century. In addition, the course provides a foundation in advanced research design and methodological skills, which are valued by employers.

Information for international students

Please check our English requirements before making your application.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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