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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 12133 per year

All study options

About Politics at Queen's University Belfast

The PgDip Politics is a broad-based programme, offering students a good grounding in the discipline of political science. This Pg Dip gives students the opportunity to engage with core theories, concepts, issues and debates in politics. Students may tailor their programme to their own interests, by their choice of optional modules, from Irish politics and European politics to political theory and comparative politics, which build on the strengths of the school's research. The PgDip offers a unique perspective on multi-level politics in Europe, at the regional, national and European levels and on the policy issues of the time, including energy transitions and climate change, ethnic conflict, gender, and democratic legitimacy. 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, territorial politics, political conflict, and political theory. Belfast is a globally significant location and Politics is about conflict, debate and the contest of ideas, making Belfast, where such things are part of everyday reality, an ideal place to study the subject. Northern Ireland is viewed as a model of conflict resolution and peace building across the world. Students can directly benefit from the School and University's wider expertise in political theory, Irish and Northern Irish politics, gender and environmental politics, security studies, border studies, terrorism and political violence. Students have the opportunity to visit Brussels (part-funded by the School) including the European Parliament, European Commission, Human Rights NGOs, NATO etc.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesGBP 12133 per year

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