|Study location||United Kingdom, Liverpool|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£12,750 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
a good 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in Politics studies or a related area e.g. other social science degrees. On occassion, we will also consider a good 2:1 Bachelor’s degree from a non social science area.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
This MA offers a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students from across the world to join in and learn about contemporary debates about the meaning of security, democracy and the role of political processes in International Relations. In the context of tightening employment prospects and increasing competitiveness among graduates for the best jobs, this MA programme offers a fantastic opportunity for you to enhance your career prospects by learning about international relations, academic methods and contemporary security debates.
One of the key characteristics of the programme is flexibility and choice, which allows you to pursue your own particular areas of interest through our optional pathways, many of which draw on the unique expert knowledge of staff in the Department of Politics i.e. International Relations and Security, Conflict Resolution, Political Communication and International Law.
The programme is designed to provide a constructive mixture of academic and practical skills over the course of 12 month (full time) or 24 month (part-time). There is a strong structure provided by the arrangement of compulsory modules on International Relations Theory, International Security, and Research Methods. However, one of the key characteristics we have sought to develop in the MA programme is flexibility and choice which allows you to pursue your own particular areas of interest through our optional pathways, many of which draw on the unique expert knowledge of staff in the Department of Politics i.e. International Relations and Security, Conflict Resolution, Political Communication and International Law.
Studying Politics develops critical and research skills valued by employers – data collection and analysis, problem-solving, argument and self-expression. Graduates have achieved much success in areas such as broadcasting, journalism, the civil service, government (local, national and European), marketing, public relations and academia.
Politics degree opens career prospects in these areas:
- Parliament, e.g. assistant to member of parliament,
- Government institutions (state or local level), e.g. civil servant or as a diplomat,
- International Organizations (e.g. UN, NATO, EU),
- Non-governmental organizations (e.g. Human Rights Watch),
- Newspaper journalism and other media,
- Corporate sector, e.g. lobbying or consultancy positions, in public relations, or to provide strategic analysis within the companies.
- Academia or political consultancy (Think Tank).