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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

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. 

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North A ... [+]

The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North America. These types of programs are most of interest to those who are socially engaged and curious about the how and why of the way the world operates.

Politics and IR embrace many different areas, such as EU, north-south issues, security policy, environmental issues, social policies, etc. At the undergraduate level, students will usually get a broad introduction to the different areas within this field. At the Masters level, students can then choose to specialize in one or more areas.

Politics and policy decisions affect everyone. Whether it's forming policy for allocating money to schools and education, preventing contamination, private or national healthcare, forming international foreign policy, etc. These are all relevant matters in question that affect your everyday life. In the study of politics and IR, students learn about how such questions have been answered throughout history by different countries, as well as what the dialogue is now. Students think through how different solutions have been reached in the past, and how historic premises have played a role in the differences.... [-]

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August 2019
Full-time
Campus
SOAS University of London

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area sp ... [+]

MRes Politics with (Language)

Duration: Two calendar years (full-time).

Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent).

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area specialism. It allows students to combine the study of politics with advanced methodological training in the social sciences and extensive study in an African/Asian/Middle Eastern language. As such, the programme provides two years of intensive language study at SOAS (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Swahili, etc.) along with two years of high-level social science methodology training at neighbouring Birkbeck College. Applicants are also invited to apply for ESRC funding to support a 2+3 programme of MRes/PhD study.... [-]

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Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy provides a firm foundation for students wishing to specialise in ethics, and specifically in contemporary ethics, inclu ... [+]

The MLitt in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy provides a firm foundation for students wishing to specialise in ethics, and specifically in contemporary ethics, including moral philosophy, political philosophy and legal philosophy.

The MLitt in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP), taught by staff from both the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. The focus is on introducing students to contemporary debates in the fields of Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy, whilst also encouraging connections between these various specialisms.

Highlights Philosophy at St Andrews was ranked top in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014. St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme was ranked the third best Philosophy programme in the UK in the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report. Optional modules in moral, political and legal philosophy are available to students on the MLitt. Supervisors at both St Andrews and Stirling are available to oversee the MLitt dissertation. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence seeks to develop in students a critical understanding of the concept of terrorism and political violence within the context ... [+]

The MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence seeks to develop in students a critical understanding of the concept of terrorism and political violence within the context of a multidisciplinary approach to security studies.

Terrorism and Political Violence is also offered as a part-time distance learning programme.

The MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.

Highlights Study in Terrorism and Political Violence examines selected approaches to knowledge generation around terrorism and counterterrorism and considers the development of new responses to terrorism and political violence. Students have the opportunity to apply for a semester abroad at Georgetown University in Washington DC during their second semester. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Strategic Studies addresses core themes in strategic studies, enabling students to apply knowledge of strategy-making and strategic thinking as a historical ... [+]

The MLitt in Strategic Studies addresses core themes in strategic studies, enabling students to apply knowledge of strategy-making and strategic thinking as a historical practice to armed conflict.

The MLitt in Strategic Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run jointly by the Schools of International Relations and History and is linked to the Institute for the Study of War and Strategy.

Highlights The course is firmly grounded in a historical approach to the subject, both with a view to strategic theory as a subfield of intellectual history and political theory. The wide-ranging choice of optional modules enables students to tailor the programme’s taught elements to their individual requirements and interests. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies (MECCASS) provides students with in-depth familiarity with the political and security dynamics of th ... [+]

The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies (MECCASS) provides students with in-depth familiarity with the political and security dynamics of the geographic area of the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia.

The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies is a one-year multidisciplinary degree run by the School of International Relations which offers an advanced grounding in the security of three fascinating and turbulent regions: the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia. It explores the security, politics, economics, history and culture of these strategically significant areas.

Highlights The course is designed as a prelude to professional work in diplomacy, government, NGOs, or international business or as a preparation for PhD study. In most years, the MECCASS teaching staff conduct a study trip for students to either Central Asia or the Middle East, offering unique insights (these trips depend on staff availability and conditions on the ground, and cannot, therefore be guaranteed to be available every year; they are funded by participating students). The course offers an opportunity for language study in Arabic, Persian or Russian. Teaching is deeply informed with real-world experience as the programme regularly brings in practitioners and outside experts. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in International Security Studies introduces international security through traditional and critical approaches. Students will learn to cultivate their own voic ... [+]

The MLitt in International Security Studies introduces international security through traditional and critical approaches. Students will learn to cultivate their own voice by engaging with different theoretical approaches and empirical case studies.

The MLitt in International Security Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.

Highlights This programme allows students to study critical and traditional security approaches. It ensures that students grasp the cutting edge debates taking place in security studies. It invites students to think originally and pushes them to ask alternative questions. It provides opportunities for students to apply a wide array of theoretical lenses. It encourages students to focus on specific empirical case studies and global security issues. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in International Political Theory provides students with a dynamic and systematic understanding of how political theory can be brought to bear on international ... [+]

The MLitt in International Political Theory provides students with a dynamic and systematic understanding of how political theory can be brought to bear on international politics and world affairs.

The MLitt in International Political Theory is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations. The programme commences in September and ends the following August.

Highlights The course offers a uniquely deep focus on both the history of political thought and contemporary political theory. This programme is ideal for further academic work leading to a PhD at St Andrews or elsewhere. The MLitt in International Political Theory prepares students for a wide range of professional fields including law, policy research and consultancy, NGOs, charities, international organisations, civil service and publishing. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It explores the history of social and political thought around the world ... [+]

The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It explores the history of social and political thought around the world and its influence in contemporary debates around identity, communication, governance, the economy, and diplomacy.

The MLitt Global Social and Political Thought is an interdisciplinary degree that explores the history of social and political ideas from ancient times to the present. The degree will develop your understanding of the history, nature, and practice of contemporary global politics and provide training in comparative analysis of history, philosophy, political economy, and international relations.

Highlights Degree structure and content helps students who may initially have limited direct experience in this field to develop advanced knowledge and understanding by means of carefully designed core modules. Explores how knowledge is created, modified, and communicated in a digital era; how online identities and arguments are formed, used, and abused; and the nature of politics in an age of global online communications. Transnational and comparative study of global traditions gives the degree a remarkable richness and depth compared with traditional political thought programmes. Equips students for further study and research through training in the use and analysis of print, electronic, and unwritten sources; comparative analysis and cultural evaluation; and techniques such as sentiment analysis and topic modelling. ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

The programme is designed to be flexible, enabling to you conduct a 25,000-word research-based dissertation on a subject of your choice and choose 60 credits of postgradu ... [+]

Overview

You will submit a dissertation and undertake taught and generic research training modules. The programme is designed to be flexible, enabling to you conduct a 25,000-word research-based dissertation on a subject of your choice and choose 60 credits of postgraduate level modules in areas related to your research topic.

You can combine this work with specialist training from a wide range of options within the school and across the University, such as international relations, diplomacy, security studies, Asia-Pacific studies, British politics, European integration, comparative politics, political theory, and generic research methods training.

Politics and international relations research areas include:... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus