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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

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About Politics at Swansea University

The MA in Politics is designed to provide a high level training in the core components of contemporary political study. It provides a solid grounding in research skills and theoretical approaches to politics.

It then allows students to select options that focus on global, comparative and/or British politics as well as political theory and philosophy.

The degree is enriched by opportunities (awarded on a competitive basis) for work-based placement learning either through the Wales for Africa programme or placements arranged with government organisations in Wales.

Course Overview

The MA in Politics gives students the skills they need to be prepared for the challenges we all face in a world that is rapidly changing and where politics matters more than ever.

The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer.

Students study four compulsory modules, the research process module and one optional module. The dissertation is written on a specialist research topic of the student's choosing.

Part-time study is available.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MA Full-time £6,250 £14,800 MA Part-time £2,100 £4,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

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