What will I learn?

Overview

  • We’ll equip you with the research skills necessary to progress to a doctoral research degree, or to embark upon a career as a political researcher
  • You’ll receive training in social science, as well as more specific research training in politics (including any chosen political specialism) and international relations
  • Forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership and funding may be available for UK/EU students embarking on the programme and wishing to work towards a PhD
  • Our seminar series?and highly successful annual postgraduate conference brings together researchers from across all humanities and social sciences disciplines

Careers

The MRes in Politics is a training programme designed to equip you with the research skills necessary to progress to a doctoral research degree, or to embark upon on a career as a political researcher.

Employer valued skills

You will develop a range of academic, knowledge-based and personal skills:

Advanced independent thinking
Experience of working as an individual on challenging material
The ability to reflect on your learning, evaluate personal strengths and weakness, and map out a plan of personal development based on those reflections
Experience of working as a participant and/or leader of a group, and of contributing effectively to the planning and achievement of that group’s objectives
Experience of giving presentations to others in your field
The ability to construct a rigorous argument, and defend that argument citing relevant sources, both in written form and orally

Careers support

The Exeter University careers advisory service offer expert guidance to all students and will help you plan your future through activities such as psychometric testing, employer presentations, skills events, practice job interviews and CV preparation.?Visit the?employment and professional development?pages for more information, including podcasts and profiles,?about the range of support available.

Which department am I in?

Politics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,600.00 (US$ 24,605) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Streatham Campus

Northcote House,

Queen's Drive,

Exeter,

Devon,

EX4 4QJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1). We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 3.2 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Upper Second-class.

For international students

A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent, supported by strong evidence of research potential in undergraduate work, e.g through level three independent project or dissertation and/or through testimonial from academic referees. IELTS: Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section. TOEFL: Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

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

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