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International Politics (Research Training), M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

International Politics (Research Training) degree offered at Aberystwyth University will expose you to envisioning new, different, better ways forward in our efforts to cope with the challenging political, military, social, economic and environmental contexts we live in today.

The Department hosts a wide variety of academic events which postgraduate students are encouraged to attend, including guest lectures by leading experts and academics,  round table discussions about past, present, and future international issues, and the weekly Departmental research seminars.

Employability

Careers

Our graduates have expansive career opportunities. Previous graduates from our Department have gone on to work:

• in the development sector

• in local and national politics

• for the Diplomatic Service• for the Civil Service• for NGOs• with international organisations• as journalists• within academia• as governmental and social researchers• for Foreign Offices

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Dissertation 
  • International Politics 
  • Principles Of Research Design 
  • Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis 
  • Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis (1 1 20) 
  • Quantitative Data Collection And Analysis 
  • Research In Politics And International Studies 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above.  European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. 

Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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