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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary


The MA in Politics gives you stimulating high level training in the core components of contemporary political study, and a solid grounding in research skills and theoretical approaches to politics.

You then select options that focus on global, comparative and British politics, as well as political theory and philosophy.

This degree is enriched by the chance of placement opportunities, volunteering and work experiences in small research projects, depending upon availability. The Swansea Employability Academy, the student-led charity Discovery as well as the Employability Office of the Faculty are here to help you find the right placement for you.


You will develop a deep level of knowledge around politics and political study, as well as excellent oral and writing skills.

Graduates of the MA in Politics go on to careers in government and politics, humanitarian organisations, business, media and PR.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.


This module aims to introduce students to the core methods of data collection and analysis. In addition to discussing selected research methods drawing on the previous research on research methodologies, it offers an opportunity to practice using them for small-scale real-life research. The module contributes to the students? understanding of research methods and to their ability to choose research methodologies appropriately for their future MA dissertations and develops their practical research skills for a dissertation and in the future workplace.

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Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a degree in any background, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.

University information

Ideally located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to impressive beaches along the Gower Peninsula as well as a buzzing city centre. Since its inception in 1920, Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation. Swansea continues this legacy today, receiving a wide range of accolades and awards each year. The university is thrilled to be included in the top 25 for...more

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