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Political science attempts to analyze and deconstruct government entities and the social structures that they influence. A strong component of the study involves understanding the political behavior of citizens and various philosophical and ethical issues.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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28 Results in Political Science, Europe

University of Bath

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challen ... [+]

Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crisis in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster.

Drawing on case studies from the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crisis play out in specific contexts.... [-]

United Kingdom Claverton Down
September 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science. ... [+]

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science.

The course explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems. It equips you with key transferable skills in:

research design a range of research methods and their application the management of different types of data You’ll study

Along with giving you research skills, this course will enhance your ability to choose appropriate research methods and confront the issues of research design.

It's organised into the core and optional classes. You’ll also complete a dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research meth ... [+]

Why this course?

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods.

It aims to improve your knowledge and understanding of the factors which shape social needs and the ways in which different societies have responded to these. This will enhance your research skills and enable you to undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice.

It's suitable for:

students who have studied social policy at the undergraduate level and who now wish to build on the foundations they have already laid before entering employment or embarking on further study graduates of other disciplines who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of social and welfare issues whilst also enhancing their research skills individuals already in employment who wish to update their existing knowledge and skills before moving onto the next stage of their careers What you'll study ... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them th ... [+]

Why this course?

Internationally and domestically, security, broadly defined, is among the most pressing concerns facing states.

Adding to the complexity is the increasingly broad definition of 'security' as new challenges emerge – for example in relation to climate change – while 'traditional' ones – such as terrorism – are reconstructed, along with the heightened interdependencies between states and within their critical infrastructures.

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints.

The interdisciplinary approach of the course sets it apart from other MSc courses on international security and LLM courses on domestic and international security law as does its broad conception of ‘security’, which encompasses both ‘traditional’ concerns and more novel threats.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology (class, gender, ethnici ... [+]

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

Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Politics and international relations in the Middle East display many of the characteristic features of the modern world. Contentious legacies of imperial map-making fuel frontier disputes and throw into question the legitimacy of the territorial nation-state. Governments have been repeatedly challenged by populations tired of the old rationales for authoritarian rule and angered by its repressive effects. The politics of national identity, sometimes bound up with ideas of religious identity, have been given new urgency by class conflict, by military occupation and by the growth of the security state. Meanwhile, the long history of external intervention in the states of the region has heightened domestic and regional tensions.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The programme is designed for graduate students who wish to learn about the diverse strands of political thinking in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the different a ... [+]

MSc Comparative Political Thought

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

Entry Requirements: Candidates should have a good undergraduate honours degree in politics, history, anthropology, area studies, or philosophy (UK 2:1 or better).

Start of programme: September

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

The programme is designed for graduate students who wish to learn about the diverse strands of political thinking in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the different approaches to comparison in political thought. It is highly relevant to students who wish to embark on doctoral studies in the area of non-Western political thought. It is also relevant for practitioners working in or intending to work in governments, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups who wish to acquire deeper knowledge of ideas and values that inform political practices in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

Applicants apply for the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modul ... [+]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development (Palestine Pathway)

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

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Start of programme: September intake only

Who is this programme for?

Applicants apply for the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required for this pathway.

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United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development draws on the exceptional expertise at SOAS in the different disciplinary understanding of development challenges and process ... [+]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development

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

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Start of programme: September intake only

Who is this programme for?

The Violence, Conflict and Development programme attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme and a strong first degree, preferably in a social science.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

This MSc programme seeks to explain state-society relations and development in Asia, Africa and (where appropriate) Latin America through the sub-disciplines of comparati ... [+]

MSc State, Society and Development

Duration: May be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two or three years. Part students usually complete their core modules in Year 1, and their option modules and dissertation in subsequent years.

Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Start of programme: September intake only

This MSc programme seeks to explain state-society relations and development in Asia, Africa and (where appropriate) Latin America through the sub-disciplines of comparative political sociology and comparative/international political economy. Students will study the core concepts of these sub-disciplines such as: state; civil society; social closure; class; bureaucracy; patrimonialism; hegemony; late-industrialisation; product cycle; developmental state; rent-seeking; good governance; and globalization.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially i ... [+]

MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice

Duration: Full Time: 1 Year Part Time: 2-3 Years - students usually complete their core modules in Year 1, and their option modules and dissertation in subsequent years.

Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work in international NGOs, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups in the areas of rights, humanitarian assistance and transitional justice. It also looks more broadly at the future of global human rights in a world where, many claims, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics courses of State and Society in the Chi ... [+]

MSc Politics Of China

Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.

Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

China has the world’s biggest population and the second largest economy in the world. As part of the BRICS and a BASIC group, China has a large impact in world affairs: understanding China is increasingly becoming essential to understanding the world. Politics and International Relations of China provide a fascinating opportunity to examine issues and themes in modern politics. From dynastic rule to the fall of the Qing, unequal treaties and their legacies in the form of Hong Kong and Macau, China offers an example for examining and analyzing long-standing questions of territory, border, identity and sovereignty. From these historical origins to the more recent ‘Rise of China’, the buzzword of the 21st Century, this MSc degree brings together elements required to fully appreciate and understand China’s rise, its origins, and its current position in the world.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The programme is for students who want to analyse and work on social change for the working poor in developing countries. It is highly relevant to anyone working or inten ... [+]

MSc Labour, Social Movements and Development

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two (part-time, daytime only) 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.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The programme is for students who want to analyse and work on social change for the working poor in developing countries. It is highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work on labour and labour-related social movements in development agencies and NGOs, labour and solidarity movements, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and to activists in both developed and developing countries. We welcome students with a strong background in the social sciences in their first degree, as well as practitioners and professionals working in the areas of development, labour and employment relations, social movements and other related fields.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy is the most recent addition to the Department of Economics’ portfolio of masters programme. The programme builds on the depa ... [+]

MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper Second Honours degree in a relevant subject or discipline (UK), CGPA 3.3 for universities with a selective entry policy and CGPA 3.5 for universities with a non-selective entry policy, equivalent undergraduate degree classification from other countries. Relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Who is this programme for? professionals with a strong interest and need in gaining a thorough academic foundation in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of global economic governance. graduate students from other disciplinary backgrounds wishing to further their understanding of global economic policy issues and debates through systematic academic study. economics graduate students wishing to specialize in global economic policy and governance. Prior knowledge of economics is not a requirement. ... [-]
United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The expertise available in the Department enables students to concentrate on one of the sub-regions of Asia, (East Asia. South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia) shou ... [+]

MSc Asian Politics

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

Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Start of programme: September intake only

Containing 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia is the setting for many of the most important political issues in the world today. These issues include the rise of China and India, economic dynamism of the Asian-Pacific area, regional integration (ASEAN, SAARC, Shanghai Cooperation Organization), security hotspots (Korean Peninsula, Taiwan Straits, India-Pakistan, the ‘global war on terror’), democratic transition and consolidation, the survival of non-democratic regimes, and identity conflicts of ethnicity, religion and language. To understand these and other political processes, this MSc programme draws upon the concepts and methods of the sub-disciplines of comparative politics (political sociology and political economy) and international relations. The evidence from Asia will also reveal the relevance and limitations of the concepts and methods derived from North American/European settings and suggest ways in which they may be modified.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc African ... [+]

MSc African Politics

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Students usually complete their core modules in Year 1, and their option modules and dissertation in subsequent years.

Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Start of programme: September intake only

The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus