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MA Politics / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MA: full-time 12 months, part-time 24 months
Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject.

Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

  • You would like a well-rounded course suitable for generalists
  • You would like to obtain a high quality degree in political science from a leading institution
  • You are interested in choosing from a range of modules depending on your interest

This MA pathway is best suited for generalists who wish to get a degree in Political Science but do not want to follow a particular area.  It allows for maximum choice for modules offered.   

Programme Director: Dr Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet

Tel: 0161 275 4877


Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £17,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,500
    International students (per annum): £8,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
+44 (0)161 275 1296
+44 (0)161 275 4925
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