University of Essex

University of Essex


The course gives a general overview of such topics but students have a wide choice of modules than the other Masters courses. Graduates from this course can expect to find jobs in market research, the media and central or local government; it also provides a foundation for further research in political science.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject; IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules include: Introduction to political theory; political analysis; British political parties. Optional modules include: Contemporary theories of justice; corruption; democracy, citizenship and constitutions; development, state building and terrorism; environmental politics; human rights and political theory; international negotiation; international security studies; political analysis; political economy; political integration and the European union; political principles and public policy; post-war German politics; power, agency and radical democracy; problems of global justice; project: collaborative faculty/student research experience; project: politics; quantitative political analysis; rule and resistance: political themes in literature and film; the American presidency; the analysis of conflict and peace.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
Graduate Diploma Full-time £ 8,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Department of Government
Telephone number: 
01206 872719