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  • Benefit from a well-rounded course suitable for generalists
  • Obtain a high quality degree in political science from a leading institution
  • Specialise your interest by choosing from a range of course units

Course description

This MA pathway is designed for generalists who wish to gain a degree in Political Science but do not want to follow a particular area. It allows for maximum choice for course units offered.   

Drawing on inspiring academic expertise, you will explore the latest perspectives in political analysis and theories alongside research methodologies in political science. You will also choose from a range of fascinating optional units, to expand your knowledge.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time course over two years. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time route.  

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory units and then select your optional units to suit your requirements.  

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your unit choices during induction week with your course director.

Coursework and assessment

Courses are taught through a combination of methods including interactive lectures and seminars. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as:

  • exams;
  • essays;
  • presentations; and
  • tutorials.

Facilities

School of Social Sciences students are supported by first-class resources, in addition to the networked study areas and with access to one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates have gone into careers in academia, the civil Service, journalism, the NGO sector, and wide range of related positions in both the public and private sectors among others.

As a School of Social Sciences postgraduate at Manchester, you will have access to a wide range of careers support tailored to your career or further study.

For more information, see careers and employability.


Visit the MA Politics page on the The University of Manchester website for more details!

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