University of Southampton

University of Southampton

International Politics

This ESRC-recognised programme provides an opportunity to investigate current debates about the changing nature of global politics while receiving rigorous and extensive training in social science research methods. Successful ESRC-funded students will be eligible for a further three years' funding for PhD research.

Entry requirements

MSc: First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Course modules

Core modules: One World, Many Theories: Understanding International Relations Theories; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice; Qualitative Methods I; Quantitative Methods I; plus two from Qualitative Methods II, Quantitative Methods II or Survey Methods Optional modules: two from a wide range in Politics and International Relations and Social Sciences, Plus dissertation.

Assessment methods

Each module will involve one or two sessions each week spread over the semester. For each module, students will be expected to write one or more essays (or equivalent), make presentations or contribute to seminar discussions. Some modules are assessed by essays, others by exams, and some by a mix of these methods. Exams are held at the end of each semester.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Postgraduate Research Admissions - Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology
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