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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This course provides you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to proceed to doctoral research. The social and political science research training is also valuable for many non-academic careers, including those in national and local government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, social research and the media.

As a student on this course you develop:

advanced knowledge and understanding of political science methods and techniques required to carry out advanced research in politics
skills in planning, managing and disseminating research
knowledge and understanding of data collection methods and critical evaluation of various sources
proficiency in a range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills

We have a student-run Politics Postgraduate Society which brings together MA and PhD students to organise academic and social events. The Society runs:

professional development seminars, led by academic staff
seminars delivered by fellow postgraduates
round table discussions with staff and visitor
a weekly film night during term time.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,000per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    149 68%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    35th

    6

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