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Masters degrees in Politics & Government investigate the principles and practices behind different forms of government and their effect on issues ranging from economic development to social justice and international relations.
Studying one of these wide-ranging programmes will develop your understanding of the assumptions and value systems underpinning political strategies and decision-making along with the theories developed to tackle social and political problems by states and societies across history.
You’ll also address some of the most important challenges facing twenty-first decision makers: from the achievement of international economic equality to the difficult question of intervention in global conflicts and crises.
Courses are delivered through a series of taught modules on specialist topics, or structured around longer independent research projects. Most will accept a relevant undergraduate degree in Politics or other relevant Humanities and Social Science subjects.
A Masters in Politics won't automatically open the door to a high-flying political career, but knowing something about the principles underpinning modern political challenges and decisions certainly won't hurt if you do plan to run for elected office.
If world leadership isn't in your plans, don't worry. Politics & Government is a versatile subject, with connections to diverse careers in law, civil service and diplomacy. Any position or profession that requires an ability to understand and satisfy the needs and motivations of different groups of people will benefit from the experience and expertise you'll acquire on your degree.
You'll also develop a portfolio of skills that can be adapted to all sorts of employment contexts. Graduates in this discipline are good communicators, independent researchers and critical thinkers with the ability to sensitively and effectively understand and respond to human challenges.
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