What will I learn?

The academic study of politics is concerned with the sources of conflict, co-operation, power and decision-making within and between societies, how differences are expressed through ideology and organisation, and how, if at all, disagreements and problems are resolved. We look at conflict, co-operation and its origins, dynamics and trajectories, at theories of society, at the value and ethical basis of political ideas and action, and at politics in different national and historical contexts. Politics in deeply-divided societies, the politics and theory of international relations, political ideologies, the politics of self and other in a media culture, gender inequality, political institutions, parties and elections, the politics of sustainable development, energy, climate change, international political economy and finance and the European Union - these are just some of the areas that we cover. With over 30 staff at the cutting edge of research and publication, the School is the largest in Ireland and one of the largest in the UK and Ireland with specialisms in Irish and British politics, political theory, sustainable development, the politics of film and literature, gender, the Middle East, European Union politics, ethnic conflict and international relations.

Which department am I in?

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,400.00 (US$ 23,949) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University Road,

Belfast,

Northern Ireland,

BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

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

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About Queen's University Belfast

One of the oldest universities in the UK, Queen’s University Belfast boasts an impressive track record of continued excellence.

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