We can offer you excellent supervision for your Politics programme at Newcastle University, in a vibrant and supportive research environment.
We have a Politics Postgraduate Society, which organises:
- the 'New Voices' seminar series, with both internal and external presenters
- Round table discussions on topical issues
- professional development workshops led by politics staff
You are encouraged to attend conferences to present papers, partial funding for this is available from the School.
Our main research themes are:
The politics of difference
We examine the issues thrown up by the social and political differences of humanity from a variety of perspectives including: analytical and continental political philosophy; comparative politics and international politics; post-colonialism. Our work includes research on:
- multiculturalism and issues of identity
- inequality and social justice
- competing discourses of national identity
- political violence
- socio-political exclusion and discrimination
- global norms and cultural difference
- free speech - toleration and recognition
Popular culture and political communication
Our research addresses various key issues including:
- cultural political economy
We also assess the processes and depiction of political struggles, such as:
- armed conflict
- everyday life
- political organising and identity formation
Political participation and elections
We examine the differing forms of political participation that link society to the political systems of the world. We look at both the formal electoral process and non-electoral politics (social movements, protest groups etc). Our research on the emergence of virtual political participation means that some of our work intersects with popular culture and political communication. We investigate:
- citizen involvement and (dis)engagement
- social capital
- the role of civil society
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.
- It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a sound foundation for doctoral studies.
- Our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. Staff and students from across a range of disciplines can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesPolitical Science View 416 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in politics or a related subject.
International17340 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17340 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU Part time: £2,203.50
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