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Political Science can lead to a range of jobs in business, government, non-profit, education, etc. Students may also pursue postgraduate studies in a specialised field such as Asian politics, Middle Eastern politics, and a range of other areas.


Potential employers:

• Dow Jones

• Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

• Government and Embassies


Example careers:

• Government social research officer

• Politician's assistant

• Public affairs consultant

• Public relations account executive

• Social researcher



Fun facts about Politics 

Interesting facts about one of the most important political institutions in the world, the European Union:

• The EU has 65 institutions, bodies and agencies.

• Within the EU, there are 19 members of the eurozone currency area.

• There are 751 members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

• It is the world's largest economy with a nominal GDP of €18.5bn (£14.6bn, $20.2bn) for all 28 economies combined, says the International Monetary Fund.

• There are around 507 million citizens living in the EU, about 7% of the world's population.

• Just over three million people in Britain were born in other EU countries, or 5% of the whole population.

• The EU budget in 2016 is €144bn (£114bn). By comparison, public spending by the UK government alone in 2015-16 is expected to be £742bn – or 6.5 times the EU's entire budget.

• There are 55,000 civil servants employed by the EU across its various institutions.

There is an ever increasing demand for graduates who understand the workings of these institutions, and their importance on a global scale.


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MPhil in International Relations and Politics

Details Tuition: £24,000 Start Month: October
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University of Cambridge

MPhil in International Relations and Politics

Programme Description:

Among graduate courses in international relations and politics at British universities the Cambridge MPhil in International Relations and Politics is distinctive in its multidisciplinary approach and breadth. Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars in theory, politics, history, economics, law, security and various regional and area studies, as well as individual thesis supervision. The taught part of the course aims to familiarize you with the range and variety of disciplines required for a thorough critical understanding of the field in all its complexity and of the means and methods that have been devised to understand it better.

Type:MPhil(Full-Time) Tuition:£24,000
Duration:10 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Comparative Politics of Europe

Politics of China

Politics of Africa

Politics of South East Asia

Middle East and North Africa

U.S. Foreign Policy

International Relations Theory

International Organization

International Security

International Political Economy

Secret Intelligence in International Relations

European Grand Strategy from Charles V to Merkel

International Constitutional Law

Globalization and Development

Europe in the World

Research Methods


Application Fee: £50.00

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MSc in Political Theory Research

Details Tuition: £21,703 Start Month: October
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University of Oxford

MSc in Political Theory Research

Programme Description:

The MSc in Political Theory Research is an intensive one-year research preparation master's degree. It is not a stand-alone course, but rather it is intended for students who would like to proceed directly to doctoral study at Oxford or elsewhere but who must first obtain the necessary research training in political theory.

Type:MSc(Full-Time) Tuition:£21,703
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

classes in text and interpretation

classes in ethics

workshops in research design in political theory

double-weight classes in formal analysis classes

two short course options in research methods from the programme


Application Fee: £50.00

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MLitt International Political Theory

Details Tuition: £20,370 Start Month: September
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University of St Andrews

MLitt International Political Theory

Programme Description:

he MLitt in International Political Theory (IPT) at St Andrews provides students with a dynamic and systematic understanding of how political theory can be brought to bear on world affairs. The programme brings together the academic study of international, transnational and global politics with analysis of political thought, theory and concepts that look within and beyond the nation-state. The programme equips students with the theoretical tools and research skills necessary for an in-depth understanding of many of the central thinkers, theories and debates within IPT. The MLitt is ideal for further academic work leading to a PhD at St Andrews or elsewhere, as well as for those pursuing careers in law, policy research and consultancy, NGOs, charities, international organisations, civil service, and publishing.

Type:MLitt(Full-Time) Tuition:£20,370
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Texts in International Political Theory

Analysis and Interpretation in International Political Theory

Political Philosophy and World Order

Theories of Friendship and Enmity

Global Constitutionalism

African Political Thought

Conflict, Gender and Generation

Human Rights, Politics and Power

The Philosophy of Human Rights


Application Fee: £0.00

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MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy

Details Tuition: £19,800 Start Month: October
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Durham University

MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy

Programme Description:

With conflicts becoming increasingly drawn-out, asymmetric wars of attrition, our understanding of conflict and conflict intervention is undergoing a seismic shift. Conflicts will be determined not by military victory, diplomacy or long-term development alone, but by securing populations through a comprehensive approach that sees to their political, and economic, as well as their security-related needs. Their outcome will be determined by how well the different arms of government and civil society, both locally and internationally, can work together and how well they understand each others' perspectives.

Type:MSc(Full-Time) Tuition:£19,800
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict: Evolving Actors, Factors and Paradigms

Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace

Conflict Intervention: International Law, Counter-Insurgency and Conflict Diplomacy

Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Stabilisation, Development and State-Building

Capstone Exercise: Humanitarian Intervention Simulation (in MSc-specific roles)

Dissertation.

Law and Conflict (Law School)

Religion, Culture and Conflict

Principled Negotiation in Asymmetric Conflict

Conflict Mediation

Development in Conflict

Fieldtrip

Conflict Sensitive Project Design

Negotiation in Asymmetric Conflict

Re-thinking Counter Terrorism

International Human Rights Law, Development and Commerce.


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MSc Global Politics

Details Tuition: £19,800 Start Month: October
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Durham University

MSc Global Politics

Programme Description:

The MSc Global Politics thus aims to provide students with knowledge of the political, economic, cultural and moral debates about how and to what extent the effects of globalisation can be governed.Students will also benefit from the wide range of academic resources within the School of Government and International Affairs, the Law School, the Department of Geography, and the School of Economics, Business and Finance, making the MSc Global Politics a truly unique interdisciplinary programme.

Type:MSc(Full-Time) Tuition:£19,800
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Theoretical Approaches to Global Governance

Global Governance Institutions

Theories of Global Justice

Ethical Aspects of Global Governance


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA Politics and International Relations (Political Theory)

Details Tuition: £16,500 Start Month: October
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Durham University

MA Politics and International Relations (Political Theory)

Programme Description:

This programme provides students with systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of levels and in different contexts. It also enables students to evaluate in a sophisticated and critical fashion, theories and paradigms within the broad field of politics and international relations, and to draw lessons from empirical studies involving both quantitative and qualitative investigations. It also aims to develop students' ability to deploy research strategies and methods in an appropriately advanced fashion to critically evaluate research at the current limits of theoretical understanding, and to equip students so that they have the ability to master complex political concepts and evaluate the significance of major developments in political thought in general as well as international relations theory.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£16,500
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Methodology in the Social Sciences

Research Methods and Dissertation Production

Dissertation.

Issues in the Politics of Military Occupations

International Theory

Political Ideology

Human Rights

Region, Nation and Citizen in South East Asia

Theories and Capitalism


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA Politics

Details Tuition: £14,750 Start Month: October
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Lancaster University

MA Politics

Programme Description:

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. Students take five modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay. You will find the module list at the end of the Politics MA course listings.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,750
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies

Dissertation (20,000 words)

Independent Study Module

Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations

International Organisation and Foreign Policy

Globalisation, the State & Democracy in the Third World

International Political Economy and the 'Digital Age'

The European Union

Politics & International Relations of the Middle East

Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts

Security and Modernity

Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences

Conflict, International Intervention & Global Governance

Theorising Security and War


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA Politics and Philosophy

Details Tuition: £14,750 Start Month: October
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Lancaster University

MA Politics and Philosophy

Programme Description:

This interdisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study in the disciplines of politics and philosophy. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,750
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations

What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates

Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies

Dissertation (20,000 words)

International Organisation and Foreign Policy

International Political Economy and the 'Digital Age'

Politics & International Relations of the Middle East

Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts

Politics and Policy-Making in Liberal Democracy

Independent Study Module

What is Philosophy?

Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

Doing Contemporary Philosophy

Foundations of Bioethics

Paternalism, Autonomy and Consent

Issues in Environmental Philosophy


Application Fee: £0.00

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