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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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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
This programme is designed to analyse various aspects of International Relations in a scholarly, critical and methodologically sophisticated manner. Read more
September 2020 and January 2021 entry Due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, this programme is no longer accepting applications for entry in September 2020 or January 2021. Read more
Conflict, instability and insecurity are just some of the major challenges threatening the peace and prosperity of the world. If you're eager to tackle these issues – and help create strategies to overcome them – then our MA International Relations degree course is for you. Read more
Application Deadline. September 7, 2020 Start Date. September 21, 2020 The International Public Policy course can be studied flexibly online at Masters, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) level. Read more
This programme is suited to students from a non-economics background, and will provide you with a solid grounding in policy analysis for economic growth and development, and for combatting poverty. Read more
We bring together talented people from across the globe and help them become successful professionals who shape social, political and academic life wherever they go. Read more
Why are hunger and obesity, food shortages and food waste concurrent development challenges? Why is food key to understanding economic, social and political struggles at global and local levels? Why is food a central issue for sustainable development? This course gives you an advanced understanding of the complex relationship between food and development. Read more
With specialisms in Cyber Security, and Espionage & Surveillance The International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert is a ground-breaking new course that combines international relations , military history , strategic studies and regional security studies to educate students in the fundamental issues surrounding international security and conflict politics. Read more
Corruption damages economic development and the health of civil society, nationally and internationally. Read more
Our MA brings together social theory, political theory and philosophy. You learn about the history of social and political thought, and study political and social movements. Read more
Founded by Ernest Gellner, this is one of the few programs in the world solely dedicated to the study of nationalism, including migration, ethnic conflict, prejudice, self-determination, populism, minority protection and language and citizenship rights. Read more
Do you want to know more about the reasons why people migrate from the Global South? Is it because aid and development initiatives fail to meet their stated goals? Our interdisciplinary approach gives you a distinctive and critical grounding in international development and migration studies. Read more