|United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)
|Master courses, full-time
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Undergraduate degree in a relevant social science subject (upper second-class or higher) or equivalent
IELTS: 6.5 (with minimum of 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in reading, listening and speaking)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
The programme is designed both to equip students to undertake independent research in global politics and to develop skills that are of relevance to a broad range of careers in the public or private sector.
The aims of the programme are to provide you with:knowledge and understanding the main approaches to the study of global politics knowledge and understanding of the main issues and events that challenge contemporary understandings of global politics knowledge and understanding of philosophical and methodological debates in the study of politics and international relations the skills necessary to design and complete a dissertation on a specialist topic in the field of global politics
All of our MSc programmes endeavour to develop your subject-specific knowledge and understanding, and provide opportunities for you to shape your own degree trajectory through optional module selection. In addition, all our MSc programmes aim to help you gain:Awareness of the changing nature of the contemporary political world, and the complex challenges presented by phenomena such as globalisation Awareness of the basic theoretical concepts common to advanced study in politics and international relations Key research skills, such as the ability to search for and reference sources, and to manage complex empirical or theoretical information The capacity for critical thinking and independent study The ability to work in groups Presentation skills
In addition to the credit-bearing modules you will take as part of your chosen programme, all MSc students participate in our bespoke training workshops, led by the MSc Coordinator, and specifically designed to help you get the best grades you can on during your masters study with us:
MSc Coursework Workshop (Semester 1)
This workshop explains the expectations and demands of coursework in our masters programmes, delineates the critical thinking, research and writing skills required, outlines the processes associated with literature reviews and coursework planning, and the rules about academic integrity. The workshop is designed to give practical support to students as they approach their coursework tasks, help UK/EU students understand the specific expectations we have at masters level, and help overseas students unfamiliar with higher education in this country get a better sense of what is expected.
MSc Dissertation Workshop (Semester 2)
This workshop helps students begin the process of thinking about and planning for their MSc dissertation. It provides guidance on topic selection, generation of research questions, aims of the literature review, the role of primary research, dissertation structure, writing advice, and the role of the supervisor. The workshop also offers practical advice from academics about how to produce an original piece of work, the role of depth over breadth, and how to craft convincing arguments.
Applications can be submitted at any time, although we would encourage applicants to apply before the end of May. If you are seeking financial support for your postgraduate studies, we recommend that you apply before the end of February so you have time to gather the necessary documentation for your funding body/sponsor.
If applying for one of our MSc programmes, please specify the optional modules you intend to take, if known.
For all applications, two academic references are required. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications until we have received both references.
For further information please contact us.
Each MSc programme endeavours to develop your subject-specific knowledge and understanding, whether that be of global politics, security, citizenship or democracy. In addition, all of our MSc programmes aim to help you to gain:awareness of the changing nature of the contemporary political world, and the complex challenges presented by phenomena such as globalisation awareness of the basic theoretical concepts common to advanced study in politics and international relations: globalisation, governance, development, human rights, the international system, liberalism, realism and so on key research skills, such as the ability to search for and reference sources, and to manage complex empirical or theoretical information the capacity for critical thinking and independent study the ability to work in groups presentation skills