University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Political Science (British Politics and The State)

This programme offers students an understanding of British politics based on theoretical, empirical and historical analysis of the development of the British state since 1900; drawing on extensive staff expertise in the area of British political economy, and offering students a range of options to complement their core studies of British politics and the dtate, it provides preparation for further academic research or a career in government, a range of related private-sector areas, and many kinds of non-governmental organisations; issues and topics examined include: the development of the British state; inner workings of the treasury and other key UK institutions; power and process in parliament; ideology and forms of rule; the future of British politics and the national form of the state.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose 1st language is not English, a TOEFL or IELTS Certificate is required. Entry at Graduate Diploma level is possible for those with a reasonable 1st degree. Graduate Diploma students can upgrade to the MA on satisfactory examination performance.

Course modules

Core modules: Governing Britain since 1918. Optional modules A: contemporary themes and issues in British politics; democracy, power and citizenship; globalisation and governance; international political economy; politics and the state. Optional modules B: advanced political analysis; contemporary issues in global ethics; contemporary themes and issues in British politics; critical approaches to development (IDD); democracy, power and citizenship; development politics (IDD); ethical dimensions of terrorism, political violence and war; global ethics: theories and approaches; globalisation and governance; international political economy; multiculturalism and religious conflict; politics and the state; revolution and enlightenment (political ideas A); social theory and critique: contested knowledge; social theory: from Marxism to post Marxism; terrorism and political violence; terrorism and contemporary conflict; theory and ethics of terrorism and political violence; totalitarianism and the state (political ideas B). Dissertation MA students to submit a 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to diploma Students).

Assessment methods

Dissertation MA students to submit a 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to diploma Students).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,990 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
POLSIS Graduate Office
Telephone number: 
0121 414 3497