Swansea University

Swansea University


This programme is designed to provide 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.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower 2nd or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: governance, globalisation and neoliberal political economy; the policy making process; politics and public policy in the new Wales; violence, conflict and development; war, identity and society; new media technologies, society and politics; human rights and humanitarian intervention; gender and the social sciences; women and politics.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,950 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606752