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Politics, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #131 (QS) ,
This is a flexible programme allowing you to choose a combination of modules (from the domestic to the global) that best suits your background and interests in the broad arena of politics. Students take five modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

About

The course provides a variety of methods through which to study political life. You will take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay. The programme culminates in the writing of a 20,000-word dissertation in a subject area of your own choosing.

The programme prepares you for a range of careers – from think tanks, to business, non-governmental organisations, and the civil service. It also provides a firm foundation for those looking to pursue academic careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    • Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies

    • Dissertation (Standard)

    • Independent Study Module

    • Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations

    • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East

    • Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts

    • Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences

    • Theorising Security and War

    • Public Policy

    • Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

    • Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

    • International Relations and Politics of South Asia

    • Conflict, Culture and Toleration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background.
  • English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7540 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part Time (per year): UK/EU £3,770

Living costs for Lancaster

  • 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.

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