Master of Arts in Political Science in United Kingdom

Compare MA Degrees in Political Science in United Kingdom 2018

Political Science

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

Political science is a field that studies the organization and functions of government systems and political structures. Students learn the administrative, legislative, and social factors that impact these systems and individuals within society. 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

Top Master of Art Programs in Political Science in United Kingdom 2018

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MA in International Politics and Economics

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames + 1 more

This course focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage. [+]

Choose Kingston's International Politics and Economics MA

This course focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage.

Key features

You will be fully supported in developing postgraduate academic skills and preparing your dissertation, which allows you to research an area of particular interest in greater depth. Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in problem-solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork. You can take part in an active interchange of policy ideas with research-active staff and visit speakers through seminars organised by the Political Economy Research Group. What will you study? ... [-]

MA Politics

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

MA Politics offers a thorough understanding of contemporary political issues with some of the most cutting-edge, research-led teaching on offer. [+]

MA Politics

MA Politics offers you ...

a firm grounding in political analysis a critical insight in the defining events and dynamics of modern society a rigorous grounding in the dominant paradigms of political science an ability to personalise your programme.

If you want to ...

study in an intellectually vigorous environment participate in a dynamic research atmosphere access expertise in electoral and representative politics or regional specialisms

... then consider MA Politics.

"MA Politics offers a thorough understanding of contemporary political issues with some of the most cutting-edge, research-led teaching on offer." David Seawright, Politics Academic Group Leader.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This distinctive Masters programme directly addresses the complex nature of the Politics and International Relations of the Middle East. [+]

MA International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

For 2015 entry

MA International Relations and Politics of the Middle East offers you …

an advanced understanding of the issues of security, economy and society across the Middle East a comprehensive analysis of the ever-changing dynamics of this complex region an interdisciplinary programme drawn from international relations and comparative politics perspective

If you want to …

examine the pressing contemporary issues facing the Middle East gain an insight into the internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations a programme which is both academically cutting-edge and policy-relevant at a time when the middle is undergoing radical change ... [-]

MA in Social Research

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

The programme covers a wide range of social research philosophies, strategies, techniques and issues, and is based on the integration of theory and practice. [+]

MA Social Research

Recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Our MA in Social Research provides the training that all ESRC-funded PhD students must undertake in Year One.

If you want...

a critical understanding of social research strategies… familiarity with the relationships between research, practice and policy… to develop specialist knowledge in quantitative and qualitative methods… to create a portfolio of 'hands-on' methodological skills and competencies… embark upon academic PhD research or policy-focused research in a social research institute or government agency…

…then MA Social Research is the programme for you.

MA in Social Research at Leeds provides in-depth academic training in social research.... [-]


MA Peace Studies

University of Bradford, Faculty of Social and International Studies
Campus August 2018 United Kingdom Bradford

Peace Studies is a field of social science focused on the multilevel study of violence and conflict in a complex and increasingly interdependent world [+]

MA Peace Studies

Peace Studies is a field of social science focused on the multilevel study of violence and conflict in a complex and increasingly interdependent world.

Our focus leads us to a wide-ranging exploration and analysis of the converging crises of our times, from inter-state and civil wars; to state and non-state violence; to terrorism; to poverty, inequality and marginalisation; to the ethical implications of scientific and technological progress; to new forms of governance and international regimes for addressing arms proliferation, climate change and world poverty; to civic participation and democratic innovation; to social movements and global activism; and to exploring social differences around gender, class, race, ethnicity and their implications for building equitable human interactions.... [-]


MA International Politics and Security Studies

University of Bradford, Faculty of Social and International Studies
Campus August 2018 United Kingdom Bradford

This course reflects the particular values of Peace Studies at Bradford, with a curriculum that provides a thorough grounding in the theoretical and empirical foundations of the discipline whilst [+]

MA International Politics and Security Studies

This course reflects the particular values of Peace Studies at Bradford, with a curriculum that provides a thorough grounding in the theoretical and empirical foundations of the discipline whilst also offering students the opportunity to engage with the core questions of peace and security that animate the research work of lecturers here.

Our research is founded on an understanding that no single discipline on its own is sufficient to comprehend the dynamics of issues as complex as war, world hunger, sustainable development and social justice, or problems as challenging as negotiating our differences in culture and belief.

You will acquire subject-specific knowledge and understanding of:... [-]


MA Conflict, Security and Development

University of Bradford, Faculty of Social and International Studies
Campus August 2018 United Kingdom Bradford

This course has been established in recognition of the way that concerns about the relationship between security and development have increasingly guided policy action and academic analysis on a [+]

MA Conflict, Security and Development

This course has been established in recognition of the way that concerns about the relationship between security and development have increasingly guided policy action and academic analysis on a range of issues in the post-Cold War era. Indeed, the merger of security and development is generally considered to be one of the defining features of the post-Cold War security debate.

For supporters, this conceptual merger has been central to the success of recent campaigns to raise aid, eliminate debt, address global ills such as landmines and promote human security inside weak and post-conflict states in particular.

For critics, on the other hand, the linking of development and security has unduly securitised the representation of a range of developing world actors and has legitimised a variety of quasi-imperial Western interventions ranging from the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan to pervasive programmes of economic, political and societal reform inside formerly sovereign states.... [-]


MA Global Diplomacy: South Asia (Online Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Full time 2 years April 2019 United Kingdom London

Deepen your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice with a regional focus on South Asia & Afghanistan. This programme will give you a theoretically and historically informed understanding of the practice of international diplomacy, broadly conceived, and its applications in South Asia. [+]

Overview

Duration: 2 years

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online

Deepen your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice with a regional focus on South Asia & Afghanistan. This programme will give you a theoretically and historically informed understanding of the practice of international diplomacy, broadly conceived, and its applications in South Asia.

Research is a key component of this programme upon completion will give students the skills to:

think critically, with reference to theoretical and empirical (historical and/or contemporary) content about international studies, diplomacy, and political economy in South Asia develop and practice the ability to see – and to comment on – the strengths and the weaknesses of others’ ideas and arguments. ... [-]

MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. ISD aims to prepare students for a variety of roles, such as working within a Foreign Service or other government department; international civil service (such as the United Nations or the European Union); international NGOs (working in fields such as development, humanitarian assistance and conflict resolution); multinational corporations and international media. The programme also suits those engaged in or considering research roles within a policy think tank, risk analysis organisation or doctoral programme and seeking to deepen their academic and practical understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. [+]

MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy

Duration: MA: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time). PGDip: One academic year (full-time). Two academic years part-time).

Entry Requirements: A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. It is not always necessary to have a first degree in a discipline directly related to the programme.

Start of programme: September intake only.

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time.

Who is this programme for?

The MA/PGDip International Studies and Diplomacy (ISD) programme is designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments.... [-]


MA Global Diplomacy (Online Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Full time 2 years April 2019 United Kingdom London

Learn about the key concepts of diplomacy and the institutional development of diplomatic relations. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of negotiations processes through the course's core module, The Art of Negotiation. In addition, you will be able to select modules according to your interests and career goals, including International Security, Diplomatic Systems, and America and the World: US Foreign Policy. [+]

Overview

Duration: 2 years

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online

Learn about the key concepts of diplomacy and the institutional development of diplomatic relations. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of negotiations processes through the course's core module, The Art of Negotiation. In addition, you will be able to select modules according to your interests and career goals, including International Security, Diplomatic Systems, and America and the World: US Foreign Policy.

Established in 2013 and based on 20 years of experience within Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), MA Global Diplomacy will allow you to deepen your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice. The programme brings together cutting-edge research in delivering an engaging and stimulating student experience in a dynamic field of study.You will acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to proceed to careers in a range of professional contexts where diplomacy is relevant, while also providing the learning opportunities to enable you, as a postgraduate student, to acquire the interdisciplinary knowledge to undertake further advanced studies and research in the area of global diplomacy.The course has its foundations in an established heritage of high-quality teaching and research within SOAS' Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD). The mission of CISD is to promote multi-disciplinary teaching that combines the distinctive expertise of SOAS with cutting-edge research and public discussion of diplomacy and international politics in a globalised world.... [-]


MA Religion in Global Politics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peacebuilding or diversity management. [+]

MA Religion in Global Politics

Duration: 1 calendar year Part-time: 2 or 3 calendar years. We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The programme is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peacebuilding or diversity management. It will also provide a solid basis from which to pursue doctoral study. The programme is intended to enable professional development in the area of ‘Religion and Politics’ as well to provide pre-doctoral research training in social scientific analyses of ‘Religion and Politics’.... [-]


MA in Human Rights Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. [+]

MA in Human Rights Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA Global Diplomacy: MENA (Online Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online Part time 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London

This course is for those engaged in or embarking on a career in diplomatic or related fields in the Middle East & North Africa requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. [+]

MA Global Diplomacy: MENA (Online Learning)

Duration: 2 years

Entry Requirements: A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online

Deepen your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practice with a regional focus on the Middle East & North Africa. This programme will give you a theoretically and historically informed understanding of the practice of international diplomacy, broadly conceived, and its applications in the Middle East & North Africa.... [-]


MA in Global Governance and Sustainable Development

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Quality of governance is increasingly recognised as central to sustainable development, which requires achieving just and legitimate outcomes in major global socio-economic and environmental issues such as poverty, climate change, food security and biodiversity loss. [+]

With the rise of sustainable development as a major issue of the international policy agenda, it is essential that global intergovernmental, as well as governmental agencies, have access to professionals that hold the necessary analytical skills and knowledge to address these challenging governance issues in varying contexts. This master's degree aims to provide you with skills to become such a professional - enhancing your knowledge and skills with respect to global governance approaches and instruments focused on environmental sustainability and social justice.

You will explore various approaches to how intergovernmental and national strategies, policies and projects pertaining to these global governance issues are formulated, implemented and evaluated. The critical case study approach used in teaching will enable you to develop the skills required for working in the private sector or with global and national public or third sector agencies leading and managing change in a global environment.... [-]


MA in Migration, Society and Policy

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This master's degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector, and NGOs. [+]

This master's degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector, and NGOs.

It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as law, politics, and sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally.

Upon completion of the programme, you will:

Have the theoretical and methodological means to explore critically the different aspects of migration studies... [-]