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Mphil International Politics

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why study for an MPhil?

The MPhil in International Politics is a research-based Masters, which provides an opportunity to research and write a 60,000-word thesis on a topic of your choosing and fits with the research interests of the Department. This will provide you with an opportunity to undertake in-depth and extended research, developing detailed conceptual and/or empirical knowledge and a range of critical research skills.

Overview

The Department is renowned for its pioneering research in the field of International Politics. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirm that the Department of International Politics continues to be one of the UK’s leading academic departments for research in International Relations. With 76% of the publications submitted by the Department judged to be in the top two categories (world leading and internationally excellent), International Politics at Aberystwyth University was ranked 7th in all departments of Politics and International Relations, and was placed best in Wales with 69% of publications submitted rated as world leading. This positions the department as an exceptionally strong place to undertake the type of in-depth postgraduate research required of an MPhil.

Our Staff

Lecturers in the Department of International Politics are all research active and qualified to PhD level, and most also have a PGCHE.

Employability

Every course at Aberystwyth University is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. Your MPhil will place you in the jobs market as a highly-trained international politics specialist with an in depth knowledge of your chosen subject. You will also graduate with a wealth of postgraduate-level skills which are transferable into any workplace. If you opt to take the research training modules, you will also develop advanced skills in quantitative and qualitative research skills and data analysis In addition, the prestige of the Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) from the Department of International Politics will open doors for you into workplaces in every industry.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    112 51%

    51st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    4th

    2

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