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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The PgDip Politics is a broad based programme, offering students a good grounding in the discipline of political science. Students may tailor their programme to their own interests, by their choice of optional modules, from conflict to ethics, gender and environmental politics, which build on the strengths of the school's research. The masters offers a unique perspective on multi-level politics in Europe, at the regional, national and European levels.

The aim of the PgDip in Politics is to deepen students' understanding of important contemporary issues in political studies through the enhancement of students' analytical skills, research and writing talent, and capacity for utilising theoretical approaches. These are all important transferrable skills, highly valued in the job market. The programme is of particular interest to those wishing to know more about Irish politics (North and South), European politics, political conflict, and political theory.

Career Prospects

Introduction

Our graduates are now working in careers with local and national government, policy analysis and advocacy for NGOs and charities. Many are also in the private sector working as lawyers, in the media and in management consultancy.

All of the postgraduate diplomas programmes offered in the School provide our graduates with the skills to pursue a wide range of careers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 11,267per year

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

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    146 67%

    27th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    58th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    63rd

    3

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