University of Leeds
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.
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.
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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leeds||Leeds||LS2 9JT||Yorkshire and the Humber|
POLIS Postgraduate Admissions Office
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