Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Politics

Politics at Newcastle is an internationally recognised centre for postgraduate study. We have almost 20 years of experience running successful MA programmes. On our programmes, you will have the opportunity to: develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary politics; improve your research, communication and problem solving skills; and gain a globally recognised qualification.

Our open and friendly atmosphere attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds, ensuring that you are part of an international community of scholars. Our graduates work in a wide range of fields including: national government and administration; diplomatic services; local government; transnational organisations, both public and private sector; and academia.

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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:

MA European Union Studies
MA International Political Economy
MA International Politics (Critical Geopolitics)
MA International Politics (Global Justice and Ethics)
MA International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development)
MA International Studies
MA Politics (Research)
MA World Politics and Popular Culture

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.

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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.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Simon Philpott (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.