Lancaster University

Politics : MA

Lancaster University
In Lancaster

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Lancaster
Duration 12 Months
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Lancaster
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This is a flexible programme allowing you to choose a combination of modules (from the domestic to the global) that best suits your background and interests in the broad arena of politics.

The course provides a variety of methods through which to study political life. You will take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay. The programme culminates in the writing of a 20,000-word dissertation in a subject area of your own choosing.

The programme prepares you for a range of careers – from think tanks, to business, non-governmental organisations, and the civil service. It also provides a firm foundation for those looking to pursue academic careers.

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Lancaster (Lancashire)
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Lancaster University, LA1 4YW


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· Requirements

2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background. IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

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What you'll learn on the course

Ms Word
Contemporary Conflicts
Conflict Management
Foreign Policy
Public Policy
Security and War

Course programme

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.


    • Dissertation (Standard)
    • Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies


    • Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
    • Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
    • Public Policy
    • Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
    • Theorising Security and War
    • Independent Study Module
    • Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
    • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
    • Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
    • Globalisation and Democratisation
    • Studying Religion
    • Philosophy of mental disorder

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Additional information

Overseas Fee £17,500

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