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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      Where and when
      Starts Location
      Different dates available
      Lancaster University, LA1 4YW, Lancashire, England
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      Starts Different dates available
      Lancaster University, LA1 4YW, Lancashire, England
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      To take into account

      · 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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