MA Political Science - Democracy and Elections (Standard Route) / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Arts (MA)
Duration
1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course overview

  • Learn from the greatest concentration of elections scholars in the country.
  • Access teaching based on high quality data from the prestigious British Election Study, which we run.
  • Develop your interest in cutting edge research-led teaching by internationally renowned specialists in the area of elections and democratic engagement.

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

During the open day, you will have the opportunity to find out more about the School of Social Sciences and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information, see open days and visits .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £20,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £10,000

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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.

For more information, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 1296
Facsimile
+44 (0) 161 275 2450
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/politics
School/Faculty

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