Birkbeck, University of London
This programme will develop your understanding of research methodologies and techniques in politics to an advanced level, enabling you to undertake your own independent research. It provides an intellectually stimulating guide to politics research and aims to develop your awareness of the essential requirements of in-depth research, including theory, design and methods. The programme also provides opportunities to explore substantive issues in the fields of political theory, political science, international relations and sociology. You will be equipped with the conceptual ideas, theoretical approaches and analytical research skills needed to research politics at postgraduate level. The culmination of the programme is applying the concepts and methods you have learnt to undertake the researching and writing of a dissertation on the subject that interests you most.
Normally a good first degree in a relevant discipline. However, work experience and professional qualifications are also taken into account.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Core modules: Qualitative social research; quantitative social research. Option modules (choose 2): British, Russian, European and US government and politics; international relations and foreign policy; the politics of the Middle East; globalisation and international political economy; nationalism and ethno-religious conflict; political behaviour and communication; political sociology and political theory; public policy ideas, practices and processes; politics and religion; war, politics and society.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 6,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 6,875 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 3,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Politics
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