Politics (political Theory Pathway), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
This programme will provide you with a firm grounding in political analysis and a critical insight into the real politics behind the headlines.

About

This programme will provide you with a firm grounding in political analysis and a critical insight into the real politics behind the headlines.

You’ll explore the variety, dynamism and relevance of political theory in the modern world, gaining an insight into political thought and practical application of political ideas.

You’ll consider the various ways in which theory is vital to understanding a range of urgent and pressing problems (such as terrorism, global poverty, social cohesion, immigration, censorship, war and the environment) in contemporary politics and address the practical implications of these ideas.

Throughout the course you’ll build a portfolio of in-depth study of many of the defining events and dynamics of modern society, across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, providing an understanding of the world that will prove invaluable in further academic study or a range of postgraduate careers.

Programme Structure

This programme through compulsory and optional modules will offer you:

  • the chance to engage in in-depth critical analysis of political thought
  • the opportunity to examine the nature of freedom, justice and equality
  • a firm grounding in political analysis
  • a critical insight into the defining events and dynamics of modern society
  • a rigorous grounding in the dominant paradigms of political science
  • the chance to personalise your programme.

You’ll also be able to hone your research and writing skills in your compulsory dissertation – an independent piece of research on your chosen topic.

The wide-ranging list of optional modules means that you can explore a diverse range of related subjects of interest to you.If you’re a part-time student, you’ll study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

As a full-time student, you’ll study three compulsory modules – including your dissertation. You’ll also choose a number of optional modules from a wide-ranging list.

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Political Analysis
  • Political Theory in Action
  • Politics Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

POLIS International Excellence Scholarship

The School of Politics and International Studies offer up to six partial fee scholarships (£4,000) available to international fee paying students, which can be used on any full-time Masters course offered by the School of Politics and International Studies, starting in September 2018.

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