Swansea University

Swansea University

Politics (Extended)

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). This programme provides a broad introduction to the study of politics, covering the structures and processes of contemporary 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. The Extended MA (EMA) is a 240-credit postgraduate qualification that is equivalent to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and is thus a recognised Masters qualification throughout the European Union. The EMA is a standard UK MA plus an additional 60 credits (30 ECTS) and this additional coursework is undertaken in one semester at a partner institution overseas. The EMA is therefore not only an EU recognised postgraduate qualification it also adds a study abroad experience thus enhancing the qualification's employability credentials. The partner institution for EMA Politics is the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD).

Course modules

Modules typically include: civil society and international development; critical security; comparative politics in the new world order; global media; governance (from state formation to global governance); human rights and humanitarian intervention; new media technologies, society and politics; politics and public policy in the new wales; the policy making process; violence, conflict and development; war, identity and society.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,850 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years

Campus details

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

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