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.
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.
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- 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
- 12 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesPolitical Science View 398 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- 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.
International16900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900
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