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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Development Politics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course gives you the tools to understand the politics of development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and to see how it works – and doesn't work – in practice. You will be taught by leading experts from the Centre for the Politics of Africa, Asia and the Middle East (AAME), joining a vibrant and lively research community. You will benefit from involvement in wider activities carried out by the Centre, including seminars, an annual conference, and a range of research conducted by faculty and PhD students.

We place a strong emphasis on primary research, and you will take a course in fieldwork methods, equipping you with the skills necessary to obtain qualitative and quantitative data for your dissertation. You will be encouraged to make use of the wide network of academic contacts and scholars who will provide help and support during fieldwork activities. You will also have the opportunity to learn a language from one of the AAME regions.

By the end of this course you will leave with a solid understanding of the development challenges in the AAME regions, with particular understanding of the politics of at least one of them. Graduates of political degrees have much to offer potential employers having developed a range of transferable skills, both practical and theoretical, whilst studying with us. With up to 90% of our most recent graduates now working or in further study, according to the Complete University Guide 2015, it’s true to say our graduates are highly employable. The methodological nature of a politics degree provides graduates with valuable analytical and research skills in preparation for careers in government, political consultancy, NGOs and research organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Royal Holloway, University of London | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

In this module you will develop an understanding of the complexities of African politics through an introduction to the art, music, fiction, fashion and food of the continent. You will look at particular artefacts and form of culture, using these as a way to explore political themes including colonial legacies, corruption, religion and power, conflict, popular dissent, international relations, etc. You will engage with key debates and themes on the domestic and international politics of Africa, developing an appreciation of a variety of art forms from across the continent.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 honours degree. Prospective students should have an undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as politics, international relations, history, geography, economics or law. Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider a high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ‘high 2:2’ is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.