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About Politics & Government
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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The MSc by Research in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences aims to develop researchers who are conceptually aware, who can utilise a range of skills and methods, and who can practise and develop their own research capabilities, and disseminate that research in a meaningful way. Read more
This programme provides an informed insight and understanding of the political landscape of Wales. Due to devolution and distinctive historical and cultural factors, Welsh politics is a fascinating and fast-evolving topic of study. Read more
The MA in Politics and International Relations provides you with an intensive period of study in which you can engage with specific issues connected to your chosen pathway (Diplomatic Studies, Global Security, Environmental Politics and Climate Change (not running for 2018/2019 entry) International Relations, Politics, and US Politics) in a systematic and disciplined manner. . Read more
Why should we obey the law? Why don’t democratic countries go to war with each other? Why don’t young people vote? Why do oil-rich countries have poor human rights records? These are the kinds of questions addressed in our Graduate Diploma in Politics, which provides a thorough training in all major areas of political science, and is based in the top politics department in the country. Read more
This programme surveys the new security challenges confronting societies in an era of economic, social and political globalization, and provides a thorough grounding in the academic study of international politics. Read more
Reflecting increased interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War, this course is explicitly historical in scope, with particular focus on events within living memory. Read more
This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. Read more
The USA is wrestling with its changed status in a multi-polar world, but it remains a vital force in international politics and a source of fascination to outside observers. Read more
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The USF School of Managements mission is to be a catalyst for change in business.
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The University of Luxembourg is a modern institution offering a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses.
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SOAS has over 20 years’ experience delivering distance learning programmes.
The University of Padova offers a wide range of course units held entirely in English with fantastic opportunities.
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We offer both full-time and part-time courses as well as a wide range of Online Distance Learning courses
Recognised as one of the world’s leading law schools in both research and teaching expertise.
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As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is one of the UK’s 24 leading universities, providing our students with an excellent education underpinned by world-class research.
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HEC Paris is a world leading Business School, recognized for the quality of its programs, the excellence of its faculty, and its close relationship with the corporate world.
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With an impressive heritage in higher education dating back to the late 19th century, Queen Mary has evolved into an international hub of education and research excellence.
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