Master of Arts in Political Science in United Kingdom

Compare MA Degrees in Political Science in United Kingdom 2018/2019

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 2018/2019

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MA in International Politics

City University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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.

Objectives

Is the USA a benevolent global leader or a neo-imperial power? How does the shift in power from the West to the Rest reshape international politics in the 21st century? Can states act effectively in a world increasingly shaped by international institutions and global economic actors?... [-]


MA in Politics

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

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.

We welcome applications from UK, EU and international students.... [-]


MA in Peace, Conflict and Development

University of Bradford
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Bradford

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies provides an advanced understanding of the inter-relationships between conflict, development, security, and governance in developing, fragile, transitional and/or conflict-affected regions and countries. [+]

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies provides an advanced understanding of the inter-relationships between conflict, development, security, and governance in developing, fragile, transitional and/or conflict-affected regions and countries.

You’ll gain the understanding and skills you need to pursue or develop a career in what is now a major area for international, national and local policy and practitioner communities. You’ll be equipped to work across many sectors including:

international development conflict prevention and peacebuilding post-conflict recovery humanitarian aid natural resource management

You’ll have the opportunity to take specialist pathways, including specializing in selected regions (Europe, Africa, MENA, Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean), with opportunities for selected study visits. The programme will provide enhanced training and engagement with widely used policy and practitioner analytical tools and models, enabling you to develop your skills and employability.... [-]


MA Research Methods (Politics, International Relations, Security)

Durham University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Durham

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. [+]

Description

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:... [-]


MA in Cultural Diplomacy and International Music/Events (Including Sports Events)

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh

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. [+]

One Year MA Programme in International Music & Cultural Diplomacy One Year MA Programme in International Events & Cultural Diplomacy The Degree Programmes are 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).... [-]


MA in Art & Politics

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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.... [-]


MA in Politics, Development & the Global South

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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.... [-]


MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies

University of London, School of Advanced Study
Online Full time Part time 2 - 5 years March 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies via distance learning (DL) (Refugee Law Initiative)

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.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Democratic Politics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics provides an advanced critical and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping state, inter-state relations and global politics. Drawing on key theoretical interpretations of democratic politics, the course probes into various tenets of democratic thinking (ranging from pluralism and civil society to egalitarianism and human rights), and explores the interplay between theory and practice in old and new democracies and in processes of global governance. [+]

The Masters in International Relations and Democratic Politics provides an advanced critical and comprehensive understanding of the forces shaping state, inter-state relations and global politics. Drawing on key theoretical interpretations of democratic politics, the course probes into various tenets of democratic thinking (ranging from pluralism and civil society to egalitarianism and human rights), and explores the interplay between theory and practice in old and new democracies and in processes of global governance. Is democracy a concept limited to a world of territorially-bounded national communities? Can democracy still limit power in a global world? How does democratic policymaking operate in the face of complexity? By raising and examining such questions the course explores the changing and contested understandings of democracy in contemporary thought as well as its application to the international sphere in our increasingly complex world.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Security

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. [+]

The question of security now dominates contemporary international politics. Issues such as the 'War on Terror', pre-emptive, self-defence and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples.

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework.... [-]


MA in Governance and Global Affairs

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Reading

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in International Affairs. M.A. programme at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. [+]

Programme Profile

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in International Affairs. M.A. programme at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. Courses are designed to help graduates embrace their role as global citizens who are able and willing to be part of an international, multicultural environment.

The Governance and Global Affairs M.A. programme may be especially useful for applicants interested in Russian domestic politics, state and legal systems, economics and international relations. At least some command of Russian is recommended but not required. Students from countries other than Russia will attend courses in the Russian language – 10 academic hours per week. The Programme provides extensive teaching of doing business in Russia, various aspects of Russian political culture, key political processes and conflicts.... [-]


Master in Politics

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Boston + 1 more

The MA Politics offers you the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. You can explore critical issues that drive the political process and examine the role of the state in the governance of society. You can consider contemporary challenges, such as policy formulation and implementation in areas such as counter-terrorism, gender equality, and health. Together with tutors and peers, you have the opportunity to engage in important discussions about the future of representative democracy in Britain and globally. [+]

The Course

The MA Politics offers you the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. You can explore critical issues that drive the political process and examine the role of the state in the governance of society. You can consider contemporary challenges, such as policy formulation and implementation in areas such as counter-terrorism, gender equality, and health. Together with tutors and peers, you have the opportunity to engage in important discussions about the future of representative democracy in Britain and globally.

The programme draws on expertise within the School of Social and Political Sciences, and you can benefit from close support by specialist academics. A key feature is the provision of core modules that aim to familiarise you with advanced research skills. The MA in Politics is designed to help you to become a confident researcher with the ability to explore all dimensions of the policymaking process.... [-]


MA International Human Rights Practice

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Engage with human rights practice by linking the legal, theoretical and technical skills and knowledge needed to work for international organizations fighting injustice, oppression, and persecution. [+]

Course Details

Engage with human rights practice by linking the legal, theoretical and technical skills and knowledge needed to work for international organizations fighting injustice, oppression, and persecution.

You will study contemporary debates in human rights promotion and protection, researching the stories of violations, asylum, surveillance, peacekeeping and torture that are behind many of today's news headlines.

Working with your tutors and alongside industry professionals, you will develop the skills to be able to investigate claims of human rights abuses, gather evidence and build cases for legal proceedings.

Your course will also hone your research and project management skills and develop your ability to write compelling funding applications and formulate budgets - essential requirements for a career in this area.... [-]


MA Peace and Development

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

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. [+]

Course details

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.... [-]


MA in Social and Political Thought

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Campus 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. [+]

Best MA Programs in Political Science in United Kingdom 2018/2019. Overview This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. Core modules will introduce you to social and political thought and its relation to economic, social, political and cultural problems in a fast-changing, globalised world. From the seminal works of Karl Marx to contemporary thinkers such as Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek, you’ll think about how these approaches can help us understand social change on the global stage. Beyond this, you’ll choose modules that suit your own interests – you could specialise in gender, racism and ethnicity studies, social policy, globalisation, care, health or disability among others. You can also pursue research training to prepare for further study. Research insight - the Bauman Institute You’ll become part of the Bauman Institute, launched in honour of Emeritus Professor Zygmunt Bauman to analyse social change around the world. It’s an exciting and stimulating research environment where you’ll learn from experts in their fields. The Bauman Institute is inspired by Bauman’s sociological imagination, and has earned an international reputation for teaching and research. Bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines, it investigates the ways in which societies continue to evolve in areas such as power and resistance and the sociology of capitalism. Course content ... [-]