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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course offers you the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. You can explore critical issues that drive the political process and examine the role of the state in the governance of society. You can consider contemporary challenges, such as policy formulation and implementation in areas such as counter-terrorism, gender equality and health. Together with tutors and peers, you have the opportunity to engage in important discussions about the future of representative democracy in Britain and globally. The programme draws on expertise within the School of Social and Political Sciences, and you can benefit from close support by specialist academics. A key feature is the provision of core modules that aim to familiarise you with advanced research skills. The MA in Politics is designed to help you to become a confident researcher with the ability to explore all dimensions of the policymaking process.

The MA Politics places considerable emphasis on advanced research methods, enabling students to hone qualitative and quantitative research skills, and supporting them in becoming confident researchers in their own right. The programme draws on a range of subject specialisms within the School of Social and Political Sciences and connects students with tutors who are research leaders in their respective fields of study. The atmosphere in the School of Social and Political Sciences is collegial and friendly. All students are invited to attend the School’s research seminar series. Tutors are approachable and keen to support students on their personal research and career paths. Careers Services: The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,600per year

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University information

University of Lincoln

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 85 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    111 51%

    53rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    23rd

    39

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