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What will I learn?

If you're looking for work in the public sector, the third sector or with non-governmental organisations our MSc in Politics is the course for you. It's also excellent preparation for PhD work in politics or in the social sciences.

You'll study a range of compulsory and elective classes which will give you an advanced understanding of the study of politics. You'll learn about the design and implementation of advanced research projects in political science. You'll also learn about social sciences more generally.

Assessment

Methods of assessment include written assignments, blogs, podcasts, practical team projects, presentations, individual projects, and exams. Most modules involve more than one method of assessment to help you realise your potential. These account for two-thirds of the total assessment. Your dissertation, produced over the summer, accounts for the remaining third.

Which department am I in?

University of Strathclyde

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 20,176) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

University of Strathclyde

McCance Building,

16 Richmond Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G1 1XQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Some courses may accept a lower GPA and will take into consideration your supporting documents. Applications are made directly to Strathclyde for postgraduate study. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5).

For international students

Students need first or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

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

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About University of Strathclyde

With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde University is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

  • The university Careers Service was voted UK Top 4 by students
  • To ensure a safe environment, there are over 90 security staff
  • 94% of graduates are in work or further study
  • More than 200 clubs and societies, and 50 fitness clubs

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