Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Politics

Our programmes are designed to offer students a wide range of module choices. We are very proud of our research-led teaching which is very highly rated by our students.

We offer eight postgraduate taught programmes:

Why study Politics at Newcastle?

We provide high quality facilities for all of our postgraduate students including a dedicated Politics postgraduate computer room and a Politics postgraduate common room.

We have a student-run Politics Postgraduate Society which brings together MA and PhD students to organise academic and social events. The Society runs regular professional development seminars (led by academic staff), internal seminars (given by postgraduates), roundtable discussions (with staff and visitors), the 'New Voices' seminar series (for exciting young external speakers), and a weekly film night (during term).

Postgraduates also attend Politics and Political Philosophy research seminars.

Where are our students from?

What is it like studying Politics at Newcastle?

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Meet our Staff
Meet our staff

Meet the people who'll help you learn what Politics is all about.

As part of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, we are also able to provide the benefits of an inter-disciplinary research environment for students working on topics that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Visit us

If you are thinking about applying, you can learn more about Politics at Newcastle by attending one of our university Open Days, open to all prospective students. 
To register your interest on one of these days, visit our postgraduate website.

Study with us

For further details of our application process and to apply, visit our postgraduate applications page.


We offer a range of funding opportunities for both full-time and part-time students.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Matt Davies (MA Politics Programmes Director) or Karyn McCloud (Clerical Officer - Postgraduate Taught). Please also see our Postgraduate Study Politics brochure.

For details of the application process for Politics, please see guidance on how to apply.