The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Taught Programmes

Taught Programmes

Our programmes are designed to offer students a wide range of module choices

Taught Programmes

We are very proud of our research-led teaching, which is very highly rated by our students.

We offer eight postgraduate taught programmes:

* This research Masters programme provides specialist research training, and is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as offering the requisite skills training for preparation for a PhD. This research training programme is designed to provide high quality research training to enhance key skills and employability.

Benefits of postgraduate politics at Newcastle

We provide high-quality facilities for all of our postgraduate students including a 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)
  • round table discussions (with staff and visitors)
  • the 'New Voices' seminar series (for exciting young external speakers)
  • a weekly film night (during term)

Postgraduates also attend politics and political philosophy research seminars.

Meet our staff

Meet the people who'll help you learn what politics is all about. View our staff profiles.

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 encompass different subjects.

Visit us

If you are thinking about applying, you can learn more by attending one of our university open days for 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 Richard Dodgson (Politics MA Degree Programmes Director) or Karyn McCloud (Clerical Officer - Postgraduate Taught).

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