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Politics

Queen's University Belfast

M.A.
12 months
Duration
16900 GBP/year
6140 GBP/year
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About

The Politics at Queen's University Belfast is a broad based programme, offering students a good grounding in the discipline of political science. Students may tailor their programme to their own interests, by their choice of optional modules, from conflict to ethics, gender and environmental politics, which build on the strengths of the school's research. 

Overview

The masters offers a unique perspective on multi-level politics in Europe, at the regional, national and European levels.

The aim of the Politics programme at Queen's University Belfast is to deepen students' understanding of important contemporary issues in political studies through the enhancement of students' analytical skills, research and writing talent, and capacity for utilising theoretical approaches. These are all important transferrable skills, highly valued in the job market. The programme is of particular interest to those wishing to know more about Irish politics (North and South), European politics, political conflict, and political theory.

Belfast is a globally significant location and Politics is about conflict, debate and the contest of ideas, making Belfast, where such things are part of everyday reality, an ideal place to study the subject. Northern Ireland is viewed as a model of conflict resolution and peace building across the world.

Students can directly benefit from the School and University’s wider expertise in political theory, security studies, border studies, terrorism and political violence, and Irish and Northern Irish politics.

Career Development

The programme’s focus on both Northern Irish and EU politics makes it unique -- with students studying decision-making at local, national and European level. Its strength in NI and EU politics gives student the opportunity to analyse major political crises (from the stalemate in Stormont to Brexit) as they unfold. 

Students unsure of which precise direction they wish their career to take will benefit from the fact that the MA in Politics allows for a generalist course of study alongside excellent careers support both within the School and the University at large. The MA in Politics provides students with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of active research networks and groups on diverse themes, including gender studies, political theory/philosophy, political economy, environmental policies and postcolonial politics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Research Design
  • The UK and Europe
  • Politics of Northern Ireland
  • The Politics and Political Economy of Energy and Low Carbon Energy Transitions
  • Global Ethics
  • Institutions and Policies of the EU

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject, or a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject with relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900

Funding

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