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
This course offers you the opportunity to study Politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the MA Politics is participation - an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse. [+]
This course offers you the opportunity to study Politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the MA Politics is participation - an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse.
Throughout the course you will have the unique opportunity to explore this theme through combining academic research skills with a period of work-based learning – either through existing links you might have with an organisation/institution, or through links established throughout the course.
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This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-around training in research methods allied to further specialization within the field of politics, international relations and security. [+]
This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-around training in research methods allied to further specialization within the field of politics and international relations/studies. It is assumed that in taking this MA, you do so with the intention of proceeding to a Ph.D. in Politics or International Relations. It has received official recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible candidates can apply for (ESRC) (1+3) studentships. The programme includes compulsory elements in a wide variety of techniques including statistics and quantitative methods but contains less subject-specific content than the other MA courses. Core Modules:... [-]
This innovative course provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of international security and terrorism. [+]
This innovative course provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of international security and terrorism.
Security and safety have always been at the heart of the human condition. An understanding of security involves studying not only what makes us feel secure, but also what we regard as threatening.
In the current international environment, with the upsurge in international terrorism and conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, this course offers the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis.
Taught by international security and terrorism experts, this course will introduce you to some of the major schools of thought within the discipline including realism, liberalism and critical theory.... [-]
The one year MA degrees in Cultural Diplomacy and InternationalMusic/ Events are one-year programmes offered by the University of West of Scotland (UWS) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. [+]
About The MA Degree in International Music & Cultural Diplomacy
The opportunity exists to create a programme to educate professionals who intend to become involved in international diplomatic relations which function using the “soft power” of music. These individuals may be involved in planning and co-coordinating the staging of international live events (International music festivals, opening ceremonies for international sports events), recording or broadcast of international music projects (War Child charity, Eurovision Song Contest) or managing long-running cross-border / cross-cultural initiatives (Nerve Centre in Derry, British Council music events).... [-]
The MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies provides a rigorous theoretical and practical understanding of the field of international refugee law and forced migration. [+]
Apply now for the first distance learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. If you already work or volunteer in organisations active in this area, or would like to move into the sector, this Masters will give you:a prestigious qualification to open doors in your career the tools to work in the field and to undertake campaigning and advocacy work an understanding of the fundamental issues and debates and the key legal concepts. Benefit from supported online learning
As you study by online learning you can fit your studies around your other commitments. You will also be able to share ideas with others who are studying for this programme and receive tuition from leading experts from around the globe.... [-]
The MA in Politics, Development and the Global South reflects Goldsmiths’ interdisciplinary academic spirit, drawing on expertise in the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and other departments from across the university. [+]
How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century?
Development has long been held up as an ideal for societies and peoples, and the pursuit of it has been decisive in shaping the modern world. Many degrees treat it as an uncontested term and presume that the only task is to consider the best means towards this end. By contrast, the MA in Politics, Development and the Global South begins by showing that in the 21st century ‘development’ – what it means and how it is to be achieved – has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.
Major changes in recent decades, including the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and recognition of the danger of ecological devastation, have meant that the study and pursuit of development requires a fresh, innovative approach. Throughout this degree, you’ll study the Global South as a producer, not simply a consumer, in theory, and as a site where novel forms of political struggle are emerging.... [-]
Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics. [+]
Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics.
We will explore practices and issues related to public space, democracy, equality, participation, justice and effect. By shuttling across art and politics, rather than seeking to produce a synthesis between the two, we probe a range of practices and strategies which, in the encounter between art and politics, play out in numerous forms and very different kinds of social spaces.
You will work alongside a mixed constituency of students from Art, Politics, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies as well as numerous other disciplines, which means we can take up the challenge to develop frameworks and spaces that are mixed and mobile, and which can operate in trans-disciplinary settings. In such a mixed context, questions about ‘autonomy’ and the political character of art take on renewed vigour and urgency.... [-]
Study Diplomacy and Foreign Policy to acquire a unique understanding of how the world of global governance works, and develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in it. [+]
Study Diplomacy and Foreign Policy to acquire a unique understanding of how the world of global governance works, and develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in it.Who is it for?
The MA in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is designed for those planning, or already engaged in, a career in the diplomatic service, journalism, international organisations (such as the United Nations or the European Union) or non-governmental organisations (such as Amnesty International and Oxfam). It will also prepare you for a career in political risk, international finance and think tanks.Objectives
In this Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA, you will develop your analytical capacities and your ability to examine and critically evaluate the role of foreign policy, diplomacy and decision-making in relation to complex issues such as:... [-]
Get behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global affairs, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this world-class MA. [+]
Get behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global affairs, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this world-class MA.Who is it for?
The International Politics MA programme is for students who want to explore international politics more widely. It is designed to help you drill down and follow your specific interests and specialise your knowledge. The course has been designed to give you the chance to pursue your own questions about the way the world works – and to shape arguments where you feel it doesn’t.
The knowledge and skills you develop during the course will enable you to explore a number of rewarding career options – from supporting NGOs to working with the civil service or media.... [-]
Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally. [+]
Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally.
You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, employment, human rights and the role of civil society and community participation in decision-making and governance. From security threats and terrorism to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into contemporary global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions.... [-]
Introducing you to a variety of political systems and development across the world, this course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad. [+]
Introducing you to a variety of political systems and development across the world, this course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad.
You will benefit from our strengths in comparative politics, in particular, Asian and Chinese politics, and will develop the skills required to better understand the varieties of contemporary governance.
This course links to a number of leading research centres:
• Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies
• China Policy Institute
• Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research
• Methods and Data Institute
It is offered over one year full-time, based entirely at Nottingham, or two years full-time, with a semester of your second year in Europe, China or Malaysia. This allows you to directly experience the comparative method of studying at different institutions and living in different countries.... [-]
This course is explicitly historical in scope, having a particular focus on those things within living memory, reflecting the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War. [+]
Reflecting increased interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War, this course is explicitly historical in scope, with a particular focus on events within living memory.
It addresses contending approaches to recent events which have shaped your own life and the lives of those around you.
Nottingham has one of the largest numbers of academics focused on contemporary history in the UK. Staff in the School of Politics and International Relations are actively engaged in this research and are joined by experts in the School of American and Canadian Studies, Department of History, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and the China Policy Institute.... [-]
This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights. [+]
This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights.
Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities are rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, non-governmental and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to and interested in questions about rights and identities.
In the current global context, national versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? This course investigates critical global issues such as war, migration, climate change, credit crunch, nationalism, global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, gender and sexuality and contemporary racism.... [-]
This course equips you with the skills to understand the new challenges of our increasingly interdependent world. [+]
This course equips you with the skills to understand the new challenges of our increasingly interdependent world.
It is no longer possible to study national social policies in isolation. Global interconnections are multiplying and intensifying across a range of fields, including economics, politics and the natural environment. This course provides an introduction to comparative social policy and recent developments in welfare reforms from around the world.
Social policy is concerned with questions such as:How can we create a good society? How much money should we spend on welfare services? Is the current distribution of income and wealth socially just? Should we be charged individually for using welfare services? Should free markets and profit motives play a central role in service delivery? What are the causes and consequences of poverty? ... [-]
Taught by world-leading academic and practitioner experts, this internationally recognised distance-learning course is the first of its kind in the world. [+]
Taught by world-leading academic and practitioner experts, this internationally recognised distance-learning course is the first of its kind in the world.
It will provide you not only with the academic grounding of the study of contemporary slavery but also comprehensive training on how best to achieve the liberation and social reintegration of those in slavery.
You will be introduced to key concepts and challenges in slavery, liberation, anti-slavery and human rights, and will benefit from:an in-depth, academic look into an important and growing area of human rights work specialist practical training to plan and carry-out anti-slavery and anti-trafficking activities aimed at liberation, rehabilitation, reintegration, prevention, protection and prosecution training to enable you to conduct independent research in the specific area of human rights ... [-]