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 2nd 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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School of Politics and International Studies
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0113 343 6843