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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is political science and how does that approach differ from simply historical reporting of political phenomena? How can politics be used to analyse the real world? What is the relationship between ideas and political practices?

Our MA Politics allows you to explore these questions and more. The course is distinctive from our other Masters in that it allows you complete freedom of choice over the modules you take. It gives a background to the study of politics but isn’t as preoccupied with theory and methods as our other master’s courses.

You explore topics as wide-ranging as:

  • Global environmental problems
  • The economy and the state
  • International relations
  • Theories of justice
  • Public opinion

Your future

All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.

Our MA Politics can lead you to a career in several areas such as market research, the media, central and local government, and private sector. You will develop key employability skills including analytical reasoning, research design and essay-writing.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations:

  • The Civil Service
  • Local government
  • The World Bank
  • The United Nations
  • NATO
  • YouGov and YouGov America

We also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil in the following fields: government; ideology and discourse analysis; international relations; political behaviour; and politics.

Application deadline

01 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,740per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 84 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    115 55%

    46th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    29th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    51st

    13

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