University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Politics and Irish Studies

Students develop an advanced understanding of the theoretical and empirical debates surrounding the development of political institutions, as well as political and historical cultures, in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in an arts or social science subject. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: Masters dissertation; research methods in politics; hidden histories; controversy and conflict; session 2012-13; research methods; dissertation; optional modules: Europe and the world; the international politics of the Mediterranean and the middle east; comparative peace processes; the international system; international relations theory; image and representation; the theory and practice of conflict and peace; the theory and practice of conflict and peace; the conflict in northern Ireland 1960- present; understanding the northern Irish conflict: interpretations and solutions.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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