1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

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The MA in Politics gives students the skills they need to be prepared for the challenges we all face in a world that is rapidly changing and where politics matters more than ever.

Key Features

The MA in Politics is designed to provide a high level training in the core components of contemporary political study. It provides a solid grounding in research skills and theoretical approaches to politics.

It then allows students to select options that focus on global, comparative and/or British politics as well as political theory and philosophy.

The degree is enriched by opportunities (awarded on a competitive basis) for work-based placement learning either through the Wales for Africa programme or placements arranged with government organisations in Wales.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
AND

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1, progress to take the Part-2 Dissertation module below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-M25Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Dissertation

MA 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
AND

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules  

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take two of the following compulsory modules, one in TB 1, one in TB 2. You may not repeat a module taken at Year 1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-M32Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences
PO-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Approaches to Political Theory
PO-M85Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Democracy and Constitutional Design
PO-M87Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Comparative Governance in Complex Systems
AND

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1, progress to take the Part-2 Dissertation module below.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PO-M25Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Dissertation

Description

The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer.

Students study four compulsory modules, the research process module and one optional module. The dissertation is written on a specialist research topic of the student's choosing.

Part-time study is available.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £6,900 £15,400
MA Part-time £2,300 £5,150

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

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