University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA


This course is designed for students who want a general introduction to politics rather than specialisation in one particular field; it is suitable for those who may have graduated in another subject but wish to secure a grounding in politics; however, anyone with a degree in politics can usefully broaden and deepen their knowledge of political science by taking this course; non-graduates with suitable qualifications and relevant governmental or political experience, who wish to stand back from everyday concerns in order to secure an academic perspective, may also be eligible for admission, subject to their basic educational qualifications.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree at minimum 2.1 standard or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Methods of social enquiry; dissertation. optional modules from a list including: american foreign policy; democratic theory; europe and the world; history of political thought; civil rights and american politics; and many others.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a mix of dissertation, essays, research papers and performance in seminars.

Sponsorship information

The UEA offers a number of scholarships for UK/EU and international students which are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515