University of Essex

University of Essex

Politics

We offer supervision for politics in areas including: Political behaviour; comparative politics; ideology and discourse analysis; and international relations.

Entry requirements

Master's degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area; IELTS 7.0.

Course modules

Stage 1 modules include: Advanced research methods; British political parties; comparative politics of human rights; conflict resolution; contemporary theories of justice; democracy, citizenship and constitutions; European integration and European politics; global and comparative politics; human rights and political theory; ideology and political discourse; international negotiation; international security studies; dissertation; political behaviour; political economy; political explanation; political theory; project; research design; research seminar in political theory and methods; the analysis of conflict and peace; the analysis of public opinion; theories of international relations; theory and explanation in political science.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written coursework, assignments, end of term tests and an exam at the end of the year.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Government
Telephone number: 
01206 872719