MA Political Science

University of Essex

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How do political scientists explain political outcomes? How does normative theory inform the way researchers approach their work? How do political science approaches differ from historical accounts of political phenomenon? How can political science be used to analyse the real world?Our MA Political Science gives a general overview of such topics, and as our most flexible postgraduate course offers you a very wide choice of optional modules. You explore the main theoretical approaches to the ... READ MORE

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Full time | Colchester Campus | 1 year | 06-OCT-22

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WUSCA student ranking
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26th / 131
CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
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27th
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23rd

Start date and duration

Start date
06-OCT-22
Full Time
1 year

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You need a 2.2 degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Studies, American Studies, United States Politics, Economics, Finance or Statistics OR a 2.2 degree in any subject which includes study in two relevant modules. Relevant modules include, but are not limited to: Comparative Political Systems, Constitutional Democracy, Contemporary World Affairs, Current Affairs, Democratic Theory, Econometrics, European Integration/Dynamics of Integration, Foreign Policy/Comparative Foreign Policy, Game Theory, Governmental Processes/Systems, Human Rights, Ideology and Political Analysis, International Economics Law, International Economics Relations, International Trade/Business Law, International Law, International Public Relations, International Security, Law of Armed Conflict, Micro/Macro Economics, Peace Studies, Philosophy (MA Political Theory only), Political Conflict, Political Decision Making, Political Economy, Political Sociology, Public Administration, Public International Law, Public Policy Analysis, Quantitative Reasoning, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Terrorism, and Theories of Development. We will also consider applicants with a 2.2 degree in an unrelated subject and have at least six months relevant work experience such as working with a NGO.

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£19,740 per year
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£19,740 per year
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University of Essex
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The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The university has performed extremely well in national and international teaching assessments, and is home to around 15,000 students who make up a truly global learning community. The University of Essex is made up of 18 departments, organised into three academic faculties; Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Science and Health; Faculty of Social Sciences. The main Colchester campus contains everything students need for comfort and success.

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University of Essex

University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Hythe   0.6 miles away

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