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Politics

University of Birmingham

12 months
Duration
20160 GBP/year
9498 GBP/year
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About

The MA in Politics at University of Birmingham offers you insights into the causes and consequences of a variety of different political phenomenon across the globe.

Overview

On our MA in Politics you will explore key controversies in political science from a variety of different perspectives. You will be introduced to the major concepts in political science and learn to apply those concepts and approaches to explain the variety of political phenomena across the globe. You will learn through a blend of lectures, seminars and individual research.

The Politics programme at University of Birmingham examines central questions of political science related to power, the state and the sources of political change. It is designed for students who are either familiar with the study of political science and issues at undergraduate level or who are enthusiastic to focus on this area of study at the postgraduate level.

You will take two core modules, Doing Political Research and Varieties of Politics that will provide you with a foundation for thinking about the subject. You then design the rest of the programme around your own interests by selecting four modules from a wide range of options.  The flexibility of this programme is ideal for those with a broad range of interests in politics or for those who want to construct a curriculum around a particular area of interest.

Career

Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.

The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doing Political Research
  • Varieties of Politics
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS Certificate is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20160 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9498 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9498 GBP per year during 12 months.

Masters:

  • £4,750 PT (UK)
Postgraduate diploma:
  • £6,333 FT (UK)
  • £3,167 PT (UK)
  • £13,440 FT (International)

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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