What will I learn?

Course description

This MA pathway is designed for generalists who wish to gain a degree in Political Science but do not want to follow a particular area. It allows for maximum choice for course units offered.

Drawing on inspiring academic expertise, you will explore the latest perspectives in political analysis and theories alongside research methodologies in political science. You will also choose from a range of fascinating optional units, to expand your knowledge.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time course over two years. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time route.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory units and then select your optional units to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your unit choices during induction week with your course director.

Coursework and assessment

Courses are taught through a combination of methods including interactive lectures and seminars. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as:

  • exams;
  • essays;
  • presentations; and
  • tutorials.

Career opportunities

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .

Our recent graduates have gone into careers in academia, the civil Service, journalism, the NGO sector, and wide range of related positions in both the public and private sectors, among others.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,500.00 (US$ 28,032) per year
The fees quoted will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree, or international equivalent, in a social science subject. We will consider students who have taken other subjects on a case-by-case basis. When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references, and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.5; TOEFL IBT 103 with 28 in writing and no further score below 25 in each section. TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757. Pearson - overall 73 with 73 in writing and no further score below 66

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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