Full time: The first semester programme for full-time students consists of four modules. These cover the main approaches to political analysis, research design, political parties, and British politics. In the second semester you take four optional modules. The dissertation, which is researched and written over the summer and comprises a third of the overall assessment, provides an opportunity to undertake research in an area of politics and public policy of particular interest.
Part time: Part-time students in the first semester of their first year of study take two modules. These cover public policy, and British politics. In the second semester you take two optional modules. In the first semester of your second year you again take two modules, this time on research design, and political parties. In the second semester you take two optional modules before researching and writing a dissertation, which comprises a third of the overall assessment and provides an opportunity to undertake research in an area of politics and public policy of particular interest.
Semester 1 Modules
The Public, Parties and Democracy Public Policy Research Methods: Approaches To Knowledge Governing and Policy-Making in Britain
Semester 2 Modules
Dissertation Preparation Devolution & Public Policy in Wales Parties, Party Systems and Democracy Constitutionalism & Governance American Foreign Policy State Crisis – Changing Governance In Italy European Economic Governance And Policies European Political Economy EU Law and Governance Global Climate Governance Human Rights & Global Justice Public International Law Please note that module availability varies from year to year for reasons including staff availability. Modules with fewer than three students enrolled do not normally run.
Master's Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.
Value of Scholarship(s)
‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships. Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.
We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.
Applicants should have an initial degree in Politics, or a cognate subject with a strong Politics component, such as Business & Management, European Studies, Human Geography, Law and Social Sciences. Students are normally required to have a 2:1 Honours degree classification or equivalent qualification. In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, to include 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in other subscores. Equivalent English language qualifications are also accepted.
Recipient: Cardiff University
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