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Queen's University Belfast: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

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Full time & Part time September MA, PgDip 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time

About the course

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. These are all important transferrable skills, highly valued in the job market. The programme is of particular interest to those wishing to know more about Irish politics (North and South), European politics, political conflict, and political theory.

Course Details

Students take six taught modules, which introduce them to the core of the discipline and teach the skills necessary to conduct research. MA students must also complete the Dissertation module. Each taught module is worth 20 credits. The Dissertation is worth 60 credits.

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Entry Requirements

MA: Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject, or a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject with relevant professional experience.

PgDip: Normally a 2.2 Honours degree (minimum 57%) or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject or a 2.2 Honours degree (minimum 57%) or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject with relevant professional experience.


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