Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University


This course offers you the opportunity to study politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the course is participation; an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse. Throughout the course you will have the unique opportunity to explore this theme through combining academic research skills with a period of work-based learning � either through existing links you might have with an organisation / institution, or through links established throughout the course.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate Honours degree (minimum 2.2). Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Master's Level in their personal statement.

Course modules

Modules include: citizens, values and political participation; political party development; researching political issues; dissertation or work based research project. Optional modules include one of the following: sustainability, citizenship and identity; global governance and international institutions.

Assessment methods

Each module employs a range of assessment methods which, through their combination of both summative and formative forms, seeks to encourage a strongly developmental approach to learning. The majority of assessments will be written-based, ranging from article reviews, essays and portfolios. At least 2 modules will also involve individual presentations, involving both peer and tutor-led feedback.

Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Master's courses; these include: School of Social Sciences Master's scholarships (for Home / EU and International students); Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,550 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 848 4200