Coventry University - Politics MA

Coventry University

Politics MA

The MA Politics course is designed to give students insight into the ideas, individuals and institutions that shape our world.

The study of Politics is the study of power: who has it, how they got it, how they use it and how it can be controlled and held accountable.

  • The course examines the most pressing issues facing us today including democracy and populism, gender and social change, terrorism and international security.
  • You will have the option to apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity2, designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.
  • You are given insights into the perspectives and motivations of policy and decision makers, as well as the impact of policy on individuals, communities, social movements and states.

Entry Requirements

The admissions team seek to recruit individuals who have the ability to complete and benefit from the course. Applicants should normally hold a good undergraduate degree, in a social science or humanities related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised university.

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights related to politics, much of which is at, or informed by research at, the forefront of its field of study.
  • Critically evaluate current research, advanced scholarship and methodology in the field of Politics.
  • Apply awareness of diverse and interconnected historical, social and cultural contexts to the analysis of political behaviour, discourses and institutions.
  • Communicate advanced concepts and analysis to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences through a range of communication methods (oral, visual and written)
  • Manage conflicting or incomplete information and understand competing interests, making sound judgements under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Demonstrate independent learning ability and organisational skills that can be transferred and applied to a range of employment environments and learning contexts including the ability to manage time, set objectives and evaluate performance.

Course Details

The course offers an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme that goes well beyond the range of topics typically associated with a pure Politics syllabus.

It builds on the expertise of the School of Humanities’ Politics staff in the fields of comparative politics and political theory and broadens the offer by drawing on the skills and experience of the School’s History and International Relations staff.

Politics modules include advanced topics covering urgent contemporary issues through up-to-date research and analysis, such as Democracy and Democratic Breakdown, 21st Century Populism and The Changing Nature of War and Terrorism. Experts from the fields of History and International Relations support other core modules in War and Terrorism, Resilience in the International System, Threats to Global Security and Gender and Social Change in 20th Century Britain.

Year One

• Critical Thinking
• Threats to Global Security
• Dictatorship and Democratic Breakdown
• Resilience in the International System
• 21st Century Populism
• International Security Praxis
• Changing Character of War and Terrorism
• Gender and Social Change in 20th Century Britain
• Dissertation
• Leading Diverse Workforces

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