Keele University

Keele University

Political Parties and Elections

This course concerned above all with investigating the rich diversity of political parties and elections in the contemporary world.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should have a 1st or good 2nd class honours degree, or its equivalent. This 1stdegree should be in politics or any other social science subject (e.g. law or sociology), or a humanities subject (e.g. history, philosophy, English, or modern languages). Where English is not a 1st language, proof of English language competence will be required (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6 in each sub-test).

Course modules

Optional modules include: parties and democracy; elections and voters; party organization; right-wing radical parties; comparative European politics; approaches to European integration.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by a diverse range of coursework (e.g., essays, critiques, reports, presentations), though some modules may also be assessed by seminar contributions and/or written exams. Students take three modules in each semester. The taught modules are completed by May, leaving the summer months for students to write their dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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