University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Politics (Parliamentary)

This programme critically engages with the nature of British politics; the course furnishes students with a historically informed and theoretically aware academic understanding of the dynamics of parliamentary processes and the work of parliamentarians in the British system; the course includes a semester-long internship in a Member of Parliament's office; during the placement, students engage with the full range of office-support and research work undertaken in an MP's office; in addition, students complete a logbook and a portfolio of work to facilitate systematic political and practical reflection on, and assessment of, the placement experience.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good Honours degree in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience will be taken into account; however, if a candidates has a good degree in, say, the natural sciences, humanities or languages, they may also apply, particularly if they have appropriate work experience; candidates who narrowly missed securing an upper second result could have cases considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced political analysis; parliamentary studies 1; parliamentary studies 2; placement; parliamentary dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

POLIS Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 6843