Political Science - Governance and Public Policy Pathway (Research Route) MA
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UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
International students (per annum): £12,300
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,500
International students (per annum): £6,150
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,330
International students (per annum): £8,200
UK/EU students (per annum): £1,665
International students (per annum): £4,100
- School of Social Sciences - Stanley Jevons Postgraduate Loyalty Bursary 2013
- School of Social Sciences - MA Political Science - Governance and Public Policy Pathway (Professor Martin Burch Bursary)
Degree awarded: Master of Arts
Duration: 12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements: 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for MA entry.
Course fees: Fees for entry in 2013 have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2012 were as follows:
Scholarships/sponsorships: Please see the School's funding page for further information.
Academic department: School of Social Sciences
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact telephone: 0161 275 1296
How to apply:
Non UK/EU applicants are strongly advised to submit their application by July to ensure sufficient time for applying for a Visa.
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The governance programme offers an opportunity to explore some of the key political science and public policy issues of the 21st century. These include examination of the nature and problems of policy making in the contemporary world; how in a globalised world public decision making can be constructed in a way that delivers legitimacy and effective capacity to act; and the impact of governance arrangements on policy outcomes and the relationship between the state and citizens. This programme unpacks core concepts to do with citizenship, participation, and the formation and implementation of public and social policies. It draws on a variety of contemporary materials and will appeal to those interested in governance and policy making at any level: neighbourhood, local, national, European and global. It will provide a base either for students intending to go on to undertake a PhD in the area, or seeking employment requiring advanced research skills in the public, private or voluntary sector. Students also benefit from a close connection to the Institute of Political and Economic Governance, which provides a major focus for research and practitioner and academic exchange over governance and policy issues (visit the IPEG website for more details - http://www.ipeg.org.uk/)
You take 5 Compulsory Training Courses and 2 Compulsory Core courses (1. Understanding Governance and 2. Governance and the Welfare State)
Further options - you choose at least one module from course units in public policy with further related options available from all of our other MA programmes. Please see http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/modules/courselist.html?department=13
Programme Director: Dr Nick Turnbull
tel +44 (0)161 275 4766
fax +44 (0)161 275 4833
Course unit details
Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview: 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for MA entry.
IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0
TOEFL IBT - overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.
TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757
Scores are valid for 2 years.
For students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, your test score is valid for 2 years preceding the date that your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) is issued. CAS statements will be issued from June-September 2013.
Test taken on or after 1 June 2011 - CAS issued June 2013 = Score is VALID
Test taken before 1 June 2011 = Score is INVALID
Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.
Applicants from certain countries MAY be exempt from having to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score. Please email us for advice.
Advice to applicants
Teaching and learning
IMPORTANT NOTE ON PART-TIME STUDY
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.
You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.
Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director
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Contact name: Zoe Woodend
Telephone: 0161 275 1296
Facsimile: 0161 275 2450