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About

What is ‘political science’ and how does that approach differ from simply historical reporting of political phenomena? How can politics be used to analyse the real world? What is the relationship between ideas and political practices? The Politics course offered by the University of Essex allows you to explore these questions and more.

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Overview

The Politics course offered by the University of Essex is distinctive from our other Masters in that it allows you complete freedom of choice over the modules you take. It gives a background to the study of politics, but isn’t as preoccupied with theory and methods as our other Masters courses.

You explore topics as wide-ranging as:

  • Global environmental problems
  • The economy and the state
  • International relations
  • Theories of justice
  • Public opinion

Your future

All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.

Our MA Politics can lead you to a career in a number of areas such as market research, the media, central and local government and private sector. You will develop key employability skills including analytical reasoning, research design and essay-writing.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations:

  • The Civil Service
  • Local government
  • The World Bank
  • The United Nations
  • NATO
  • YouGov and YouGov America

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Democracy, Violence, and Inequality in Latin America
  • International Security Studies
  • Gender and Armed Conflict
  • Israeli Politics
  • Politics of South Asia
  • Political Theory and Gender

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
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  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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