|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A degree with an overall high 2:2.
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
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Questions concerning the impact of ideological and symbolic processes on the formation of political discourses, identities and communities are of crucial importance. All of these are covered within our MA Ideology and Discourse Analysis.
You explore topics including:
- Poststructuralist, post-Marxist and psychoanalytic theories of ideology and discourse
- Research methods in critical political theory and analysis
- Key concepts for political analysis
- Mass media and democracy
- Philosophy of social science
Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began.
Ideology and Political Discourse
Research Seminar in Political Theory and Methods
Advanced Research Methods (optional)
Comparative European Politics (optional)
Conflict Resolution (optional)
Contemporary Theories of Justice (optional)
International Security Studies (optional)
Political Economy (optional)
Political Explanation (optional)
Political Parties in Britain and Europe (optional)
Political Theory (optional)
Public Opinion and Political Behaviour (optional)
Research Design (optional)
Theories of International Relations (optional)
Theory and Explanation in Political Science (optional)
Environmental Politics (optional)
Survey Measurement and Question Design (optional)
Our MA Ideology and Discourse Analysis will help you secure a solid grasp of key debates in social and political thought, give you a strong foundation in theoretical principles whose relevance and application goes well beyond politics, and instil a wide range of analytical, critical, and communication skills that will enable you to pursue the career of your choice, whether in the public, private, or third sector, whether with a domestic or international focus.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations:
The Civil Service
The World Bank
The United Nations
YouGov and YouGov America
We also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil in the following fields: government; ideology and discourse analysis; international relations; political behaviour; and politics.