University of Birmingham

Master in Political Science (with specialist pathways) - Máster en Ciencias Políticas (con Especialidades)

University of Birmingham
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    £6,570 FT (Home/EU students)
    £3,285 PT (Home/EU students)
    £14,850 FT (Overseas students)
    Postgraduate diploma:
    £4,380 FT (Home/EU students)
    £2,190 PT (Home/EU students)
    £9,990 FT (Overseas students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Political Science (with specialist pathways) MA/PGDip


Our Masters in Political Science is a general programme providing access to all the main intellectual strands of contemporary political science. Its core module is Advanced Political Analysis, and you have the option to choose additional modules from, for example, Introduction to Social Research, and Advanced Qualitative Research Methods.


For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS Certificate is required.

International students:

Academic requirements
We accept a range of qualifications

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students


This degree will appeal to students seeking widely applicable training in pursuit of careers in government, non-governmental organisations, and many areas of the private sector.


This core pathway is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules. This degree comprises the following modules:

Core modules

20 credits - Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
60 credits - Dissertation MA students to submit a 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to Diploma Students)
You’ll take at least 40 credits from the optional modules A list. These are modules that we believe best fit this degree. We recommend that you also take some or all of your remaining credits from this list.

Optional Modules A (at least 60 credits from the following)

20 credits - Democracy, Power and Citizenship
20 credits - Global Ethics 1
20 credits - Global Ethics 2
20 credits - Politics and the State
We also offer you the opportunity to choose from our much longer list of Optional Modules B.

Optional Modules B (up to 40 credits from the following)

20 credits - Contemporary Themes and Issues in British Politics
20 credits - Democracy, Power and Citizenship
20 credits - Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
20 credits - Global Ethics 1
20 credits - Global Ethics 2
40 credits - Globalisation and Governance
40 credits - Governing Britain Since 1918
40 credits - International Political Economy
20 credits - Politics and the State
20 credits - Revolution and Enlightenment (Political Ideas A)
20 credits - Social Theory and Critique: Contested Knowledge
20 credits - Social Theory: From Marxism to Post Marxism
20 credits - Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits - Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
20 credits - The Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits - Totalitarianism and the State (Political Ideas B)
20 credits - Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (IASS)
20 credits - Globalisation, International Migration and Citizenship (IASS)

Specialist pathways

British Politics and the State
Research Methods

Salidas profesionales

Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.

The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.

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