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MAPostcolonial Politics (Specialist)

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
Tuition fee £15,000.00 per year
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Overview

Postcolonial
 Politics is
 one
 of
 the
 most
 exciting
 areas
 in
 the
 study
 of
 global
 relationships.
 It
 challenges 
conventional 
thinking 
about
 international 
politics
 by 
questioning 
the
 fundamental
 assumptions
 about
 the
 world
 that
 underpin
 the
 contemporary
 global
 order.
 Indeed,
 it invites
 us
 to
 imagine
 the
 world
 from
 another
 perspective
 entirely.
 Drawing
 on
 the 
disciplines 
of 
history,
 cultural
 studies, 
sociology,
 area
 studies
 and
 anthropology,
 postcolonial
 politics
 brings
 an
 interdisciplinary
 approach
 to
 understanding
 power
 and
 inequality
 in
 the
 social
 world
 and
 on
 a
 global
 scale.
 It
 also
 stretches
 beyond
 the
 intellectual
 compartments
 of
 ‘the
 west’
 and
 ‘the
 rest’,
 to
 look
 for
 continuities
 and
 global
 interactions
 especially
 those
 steeped
 in
 the
 experience 
of 
colonialism
–
in
 the
 past
 and in 
the
 present.
 It starts from the assumption that although formal colonialism may be a thing of the past, its legacies continue, both in the form of practices such as aid, development, state-building, immigration policies and intervention and in more subtle ways.

Aberystwyth is
 at 
the 
forefront 
of 
research
 and
 teaching
 in
 the
 field, with a number of internationally renowned faculty in this area.
 Our degree scheme, the
 first
 Masters
 programme
 in
 Postcolonial
 Politics established
 here
 in
 1999 and developed continuously since,
 remains
 unique.
 Indeed, it is now increasingly relevant in the context of current moves in international relations to examine the potential of non-Western and decolonial approaches and the possibilities of provincialising Europe. These perspectives are no longer marginal to the study of world politics, but situated at the heart of cutting-edge critical approaches. They provide key tools for those who wish to go on to make their contribution in both academic study and practical engagement in international politics in a postcolonial world.

Career opportunities

Every course at Aberystwyth University is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. Your Masters will place you in the jobs market as a highly-trained political specialist with a strength in depth of knowledge on vital subjects such as the assumptions, theories and practices that have defined traditional studies of relations between developed and underdeveloped states, and the alternative conceptualisation provided by a postcolonial perspective on international relations. You will also graduate with a wealth of postgraduate-level skills which are transferable into any workplace. In addition, the prestige of a masters from the Department of International Politics will open doors for you into workplaces in every industry.

Graduates from the programme regularly go on to hold key posts in institutions throughout the world for example, working for NGOs in development and other areas, or careers as diplomats in foreign offices. Many others have gone on to doctoral study and academic work. Many alumni are now well established figures in their own right, as their own web sites testify. See for example: Megan Daigle, recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Carl Death, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, The University of Manchester; Madeleine Fagan, Institute of Advanced Studies Global Research Fellow at Warwick University, UK; Owain Llyr ap Gareth, Campaigns and Research Officer with the Electoral Reform Society; Sara Ababneh, Assistant Professor, Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan; Aoileann Ni Mhurchu, Lecturer in International Politics, The University of Manchester; Elizabeth Wheatley, Lecturer in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States