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Masters degrees in Comparative Politics equip postgraduates with the skills to study, analyse and compare the function and structure of political systems across different communities and countries.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Global Politics, Comparative Political Thought and International Social Policy. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree such as Politics, Intercultural Communication or Law.
Courses in this field offer the opportunity for you to explore domestic politics, political institutions and conflicts, emphasising key patterns of similarity and difference.
Common topics include democracy, ethnic conflict, the role of constitutions and nationalism. For example, you might assess how human rights are addressed across different political systems, or how political economies and institutions have developed over time.
You could also focus on a particular region, such as Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, India, China and South-East Asia.
Careers in this field are varied, with traditional destinations including local government, regulatory authorities and charities, working in administration, policy-making and international affairs. Other roles include journalism, academia and publishing.
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The aim of the MA in Politics is to deepen students' understanding of important contemporary issues in political studies through the enhancement of students' analytical skills, research and writing talent, and capacity for utilising theoretical approaches. Read more
Analysing the challenges facing 21st Century (non-)democracies Is immigration a threat to democracy? Is Europe witnessing a surge in populist sentiment? How can governments reform their welfare states to deal with the growing costs of an ageing population? Contemporary governments face these and other political challenges in an increasingly globalised world. Read more
An MA by Research in Politics at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests. A degree in Politics represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. Read more
This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. Read more
This MSc focuses on the design, creation, and operation of democratic institutions. Read more
Why is violent conflict so pervasive? How can we explain the origins and intensity of violent conflicts? What are the conditions for an enduring peace? The Master's specialisation in Conflict, Power and Politics offers students insights into the origins, causes, and processes of conflict and conflict resolution. Read more
The two-year Master degree program in World politics and international relations aims to provide a broad, multidisciplinary training in comparative and international studies, in particular in the areas of politics, history, law and economics. Read more
What is the meaning of citizenship in modern culture? What is the value of democracy? What does today's sociopolitical atmosphere mean for the future of liberty itself? Given the current international backdrop of cultural conflicts, political strife and radical new technologies, a thorough understanding of such issues is more urgently needed than ever. Read more
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